Permission Fee Schedule

Archives Permissions Fee Schedule

Please contact CSHL Library and Archives directly at 516-367-8414 or via email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. regarding any type of usage for commercial non-editorial (e.g. calendars, posters, brochures, etc.) or advertising purposes.These requests must be reviewed by Library Administration. Fees subject to change. Please note, there are also Reproduction Fee Schedule for Archives materials.

Books & CD-ROMs / Magazines, Journals & Newspapers / Internet / Television
Non-Broadcast Documentaries & Feature Films / Lectures / Exhibitions /Live Performance


Please read our Permissions & Copyright Policies and fill out it's attached form.


The permission fee schedule depicts the fee per item/image request, multiple requests will calculated in accordance to the table below:


University Presses/Non-Profit Use Only
Print runs up to 5,000  

All other Publishers:
Print Run up to 4,000                 
Print Run 4,001-24,999
Print Run Over 25,000
Worldwide - One Language $30 $50 $100 $150
Worldwide - Multiple Languages $40 $75 $150 $250
 + E-book (additional fee) $10 $20 $30 $40
Jackets/Covers $100 $150 $200 $350
Reuse 50% 50% 50% 50%
Magazines, Journals, Newspapers


Up to 500







Worldwide - One Language No fee $50 $150 $250
Worldwide - Multiple Languages No fee $75 $200 $350
Jackets/Covers No fee $100 $250 $450

Internet (including Websites & Streaming Video)

 Rights for Perpetuity of the Project

Non-Profit $100
Educational Commercial (Subscription-based) $150
Commercial $250
Promotional $400
E-book only $150
Apps $300
Television/Cable/Satellite Broadcast
Rights for Perpetuity of the Project
Local $150
National $250
Worldwide $300
Public Television $100
Films/Videos Rights for Perpetuity of the Project
Commercial $300
Feature Documentary $250
Educational (Subscription-based) $200
Educational (Non-Proft)/ Non-Theatrical $100
Lectures/Presentations  Fee
If free and open to the public $0
If entrance fee charged $25
One Year or Less Traveling Permanent
Non-Profit Museum $50 $100 $150
Commercial $100 $150 $250
Live Performance
 1-year Period
Commercial $175
Non-profit $75
Catalogs, Brochures, etc.  Fee
Non-Profit $25
Commercial $75

Availability of Material

For specific information on the availability of materials or to arrange an appointment to use the Archives, please contact (516)367-8414 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Please consult our Permissions & Copyright Policies for any materials you wish to use.

This collection was processed under the grant History and Development of Molecular Biology: New Sources through the Hidden Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Archives Collections (1890-1910), (NAS11-RB-50178-11). Funding provided by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission. nhprc-2-m