Fee Schedule

The Environmental Design Archives is a self-supporting research facility within the College of Environmental Design. It is only through the funds we raise by charging fees for research time,  publication, and digitizing that the Archives can maintain staff and provide access to the records of generations of architects, landscape architects, designers, and architectural photographers. Providing access and preservation are our main priorities. If you have questions about the fee schedule please contact designarchives@berkeley.edu.

* Fees updated on February 8, 2021.

Researcher Fees

Patron Type Hourly Fee
Public (Includes Remote Research) $30.00
UC Berkeley Students, Faculty and Staff (with ID) Fee waived
Non-UC Berkeley Students and Faculty $10.00


Research Reproductions

Researchers are permitted to take self-photographs and request photocopies during research appointments. The EDA provides these reproductions with the understanding that they are used for internal reference/research purposes only and not for publication in any form.

Research Reproduction Type Fee
Self-Photographs $1.00 per image

Photocopies of manuscript materials

*This only applies to letter-sized documents. We cannot photocopy anything larger than 11x17. All photocopies will be sent as a PDF to email, no physical copies will be made.

$.50 per page for manuscript materials, $1.00 per photograph

*$25.00 labor fee applies to 40 or more page requests


Digitization Fees


The Archives provides these services on a prepaid basis only and reserves the right to refuse reproduction of its materials due to their physical condition, donor limitations, or legal requirements.

The Archives does not offer printing services and delivers only digital image files.


Size/Type of original Transfer Fee for Existing Digital Image Digitization*
11 x 17 in. or smaller $25.00 $30.00
Larger than 11 x 17 in. $25.00 $65.00
Oversized Drawings - Larger than 36 x 48 in. $25.00 $100.00
Single 35mm slide $5.00 $10.00
35mm slide proof sheet $5.00 $8.00
Lantern slides $15.00 $30.00
Models, furniture, and other 3-dimensional work, quoted per request $25.00 Starting at $50.00

Note: A handling surcharge may apply to fragile, large drawings, and/or rush orders. Rush Fee: $100

*UC Students, Faculty and Staff contact designarchives@berkeley.edu for rates


Use Fees


To request images for publications, please fill out the Use Agreement

To request digital images or physical objects for exhibition, please write a formal letter to the Curator, Chris Marino at cmarino@berkeley.edu 

Use Type Fee per image/object
Book Non-profit For-Profit
$50.00 per image $150.00 each for the first three images, after $50.00 per image
Journal Article Non-profit For-Profit
$50.00 $75.00
Newspaper / Magazine Circulation 250,000 or less Circulation over 250,000
$100.00 $200.00
Broadcast (Television/Film): Non-Profit For-Profit
Please contact Curator: cmarino@berkeley.edu for more information  
Digital Image Starting at $50
Physical Object $150.00
Online Application
Website / Blog Scholar Non-profit For-profit educational
$15.00 $50.00 $100.00

*Use fees subject to change depending on publisher and print run

* Volume discounts available



Updated 1/30/2020