Pricing information

This information applies to all material for which reproductions are permitted, in accordance with Canadian copyright and privacy laws, as well as donor restrictions, where applicable.

The following refers to material ordered from both the Alex Dworkin Canadian Jewish Archives (ADCJA) and the Jewish Public Library Archives (JPL-A), unless otherwise indicated. For prices specific to other site partners, please consult the "Contact Us" page in order to email the repository in question.

Photographic reproductions (digital)

For an already-scanned image, in our standard size (300 dpi tiff)
$10.00 Cdn per image
For a newly scanned image in standard size (300 dpi tiff) or conversion of a standard tiff to a large jpeg
$20.00 Cdn per image
For larger format, special order scans
$30.00 Cdn per image
Digital material delivery charges
  • No charge for up to 3 images if they are under 6 mgs and can be sent by email, after that $5.00 per transmission.
  • For images larger than 6 mgs, delivery by post on a CD-ROM is $5.00 Cdn for the CD, plus postage charges (between $1.50 and $5.00 per package, depending on location.)
  • To propose alternate methods of delivery such as ftp or large file delivery websites, please contact us.

Digital reproduction of documents

Limited quantities of material can be sent by email as lower resolution jpegs, or in multi-page pdf format. For certain types of material, up to 3 pages may be sent free of charge. Additional pages will be charged at a rate of $15.00 Cdn for from 4 to 10 jpeg pages, or $20.00 for a pdf assemblage of up to 20 pages.  For a larger volume of copied documents, please see the "Photocopies" option below.

Digital reproduction of oversized or fragile materials and artifacts

Digital images can be produced of material that is oversized (larger than 11x17), too delicate for flatbed scanners (at the discretion of the Archivist) and/or artifacts.Please contact the holder repositorydirectly for information about this service.

Photocopies of specific documents

For documents from ADCJA:

For copies of letter or legal size documents:

  • 0.15/ page if copies are made onsite by a researcher*
  • 0.30/page for copies made by staff in response to a remote request*
  • 0.50/ page for oversize (11 inch by 17 inch) photocopies*

* Plus the cost of postage to your location. A limit of 50 pages may apply to some collections, or there may be additional fees for the research time required to select the pages (see next section.) Please allow two weeks per order.

For documents from JPL-A:
  • 0.15/page** (under 20 pages)
  • 0.10/page** (over 20 pages)

** To request a staff member to produce and mail photocopies for you:

Copy fees per page as listed above plus charge for staff time and postage.  Please contact us directly for more information.


Research and document selection

Up to one hour of research and selection time can be done free of charge. After this limit has been reached, you will be notified that a charge of $25.00 per hour will apply for further work. Please allow two weeks per order.

Retrieval of personal files from remote storage

Due to the fees charged to ADCJA for retrieval of recent personal case files (JIAS and URO), those with authorization to access these files will be required to pay a retrieval fee of $55.00 for an initial file and $25 for an additional file ordered at the same time.

Audio or audio visual materials (digital)

For non-copyright-protected audio or audio-visual archival material that is already available in digitally-copied form, the cost is $10.00 per digital copy of a CD-ROM and $15.00 per digital copy of a DVD, plus from $1.50 to $5.00 for postage charges, depending on location. We suggest that you communicate with us first to ensure that our digital format is compatible with your equipment.

Audio or audio visual materials (digital copies of older formats)

The cost of copying audio cassette or VHS format audiovisual materials is $20.00 per hour plus $5.00 per CD-ROM or $7.00 per DVD, plus the cost of postage (between $1.50 and $5.00 Cdn, depending on location.) The cost for copying fragile reel to reel tapes and audiovisual material from film formats other than VHS is a minimum of $40.00 per hour.At this time, audio material can be provided in WMA or WAV format, but the greater size of WAV files may necessitate more than one CD. Audiovisual materials are generally copied only in compressed format: contact us for further details.

Payment methods:

All prices listed above are in Canadian dollars. Orders can be paid via cheque, in Canadian dollars only, to the institution which holds the material. In the case of the Alex Dworkin Canadian Jewish Archives, cheques must be made out to JFC-UIA, with "Canadian Jewish Archives" written in the description field. The option to pay online by credit card via Paypal is sometimes possible as well. Please contact us if you have further questions.

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