How to order reproductions

Order a reproduction



How to order a reproduction

Option 1: The document can be found in the online catalogue

  1. Sign in to your MY KBR account in the online catalogue.
  2. Find the document in the catalogue.
  3. In the record, click 'Reproduction'. Record information will be filled in automatically.
  4. Choose the type of reproduction that you need and click 'Send'.

You will always receive a confirmation email.


Option 2: The document is NOT in the online catalogue

Use the general form for reproductions. Please note that you will have to fill in all the necessary information yourself.


Important information

  • Our photography service provides reproductions of documents preserved at the Royal Library, provided that they are not in violation of copyright or conservation regulations.
  • You can obtain digital copies (tiff, jpeg or pdf), but also paper prints and microfilms. Each department decides independently on the appropriate reproduction method.
  • Please note that the delivery time for reproductions of complete books (PDF file) is now up to 2 months.
  • Several reading rooms are equipped with photocopiers for occasional use. It is not possible to make scans or copies of documents from before 1850 or precious works. However, documents such as newspapers, manuscripts, rare books, etchings and folio volumes cannot be xeroxed.



Reproduction of complete documents (PDF)

Because of the high demand for PDF reproductions for which a complete document needs to be scanned, we are forced to increase the delivery time for these files to 2 months. The files are made with a specific type of scanner, which means that we can't temporarily increase our scanning capacity. Please note that the normal delivery time still applies for all other types of reproductions, including PDF files from microfilms. We apologise for the inconvenience.


Publishing a reproduction (copyright)

Would you like to publish the reproductions that you requested? These are subject to copyright and for this you need to request the permission of the Royal Library. By ‘publish’, we mean, among other things, their use in books, documentaries, films, posters or online, but also in exhibitions.


Request for publishing rights >>


In certain cases, you can obtain an exemption from the payment of copyright. State your reason for requesting an exemption clearly.



Any reproduction activity implies that an invoice of minimum 2,50 EUR is made. For urgent work (max. 5 working days) the fee is doubled. This is only possible for orders up to a total amount of maximum € 200.

View the fees



Please read the reproduction and copyright regulations carefully.



  • Invoicing: +32 (0)2 519 55 66
  • Photography service: +32 (0)2 519 55 67

Do you have a question regarding a collection item? Please contact the department that has the document.