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Imaging and Duplication Services

  • Digital copies and reproductions of copyright-free materials.
  • Request for digitisation of library materials from the Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin for non-commercial use
  • Please fill in one form for each volume and send it off by clicking on "Continue to data check".
  • Please check your data and correct them, if necessary; otherwise please confirm by clicking on "Finish".
  • Please insert the shelf marks selected from our catalogues into the corresponding fields.
  • Please always indicate the year of publication. In case it is missing, please indicate 0000. We will then find out the missing date for you.

Herewith, I apply for digitization of the following shelf mark(s):
(Please note: * indicates a mandatory field.)

Personal data


Invoice address (if different form above) / Value added tax ID (if available)


Specification of readers's requests

When do you need the digitized medium at the latest:
(The ordering time is at least three working days.)


Information on the digitized medium (multiply listed, if necessary, one note for each shelf mark)

(if unknown: insert 0000)
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Price list DigiService for preliminary information
Please notice that different prices may apply for digitalization of special materials.

Do you want to obtain a cost estimate in addition to the price information before execution of your order?

We recommend the following output formats for digitization of the desired text pages to you:

Multipage PDF file, grey scale, 300 dpi, download-link

If you have specific requirements, we will be pleased to meet them; if so, higher costs may incur. Please note that we are not able to offer all qualities owing to conservation of the original.

Conditions for your order:

§ 1 Purpose

The purpose of these conditions is that the customer can use the digital image data provided according to his or her interests. At the same time Stiftung Preußischer Kulturbesitz (SPK) is itself expected to make use of the data, in accordance with its public mandate.

This includes that SPK

  1. can make the generated digital images available online, within its digital collections
  2. may grant further rights of use to third parties
  3. may grant rights to all potential users through an open content licence or use a Public Domain indication.

§ 2 Non-commercial use

  1. The reproductions provided are for non-commercial use only. In the event of a publication, the customer is obliged to provide SPK with a sample copy.
  2. The customer grants SPK all rights of use, which he/she may possibly acquire due to the first publication or the public reproduction of a previously unpublished work according to § 71 UrhG (German Copyright Act), in an exclusive form when these rights arise. In return, SPK shall grant the purchaser the simple, unlimited and spatially unlimited right to reproduce, distribute and make the work publicly available.
  3. The SPK cannot guarantee that there are no more copyrights to the materials. The purchaser is responsible for compliance with the statutory provisions.
  4. SPK is only obliged to fulfil the order if the materials are in a condition to be digitised and if they have not been lost. In these cases, SPK will inform the customer immediately.

§ 3 Commercial use

Any form of commercial use, e.g. in a publisher´s edition, requires the consent of SPK. If a commercial use is intended, the customer undertakes to obtain the consent of bpk - Bildagentur, Märkisches Ufer 16-18, 10179 Berlin, Tel. (030) 278792-0, kontakt@bpk-bildagentur.de before using the material. The terms of the bpk-Bildgagentur apply.

If desired, our provider will send you a cost estimate as soon as possible. Please return this estimate confirmed by you within a week. After receipt, your order will be processed promptly.

If a cost estimate is not wanted, the order is considered placed when having sent off the form and will be processed as fast as can be.

Method of payment:
You are asked to transfer the money to the mentioned account after confirmation of order. After receipt of payment, delivery will duly be executed.