Archives - Service Rates

All rates are subject to change without notice.

  • Rates do not include tax or postal charges. Residents of Canada, except New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Ontario and Prince Edward Island (PEI), pay the Goods and Services Tax (GST) of 5%. Residents of the aforementioned provinces pay the respective harmonized sales tax (HST). Residents of Québec pay the Québec Sales Tax (QST) of 9.975% in addition to the GST. Click  Tax Rates for more information. No tax charges for overseas customers.
  • Reproductions may be mailed for an additional charge. SeePostage and Handling below.

Copyright and Permission Fee

The following rates apply to materials copyrighted by the JGH Hospital or in the Public Domain. For the latter, the rates serve as permission fees for using the digital version created by the JGH Archives. For materials that are copyrighted by a third party, it is the requester’s responsibility to obtain permission of the copyright owner and pay additional fees that may be required.

Type of useFee (CDN)Note
Non-commercial$0.00The material you are interested in should be used only in educational and personal activities; private study, reference and scholarly publication; and non-commercial settings, including websites.
Commercial publication$8.00/item*The copyright fee covers non-exclusive, one time use of the material purchased.

Audiovisual use and other commercial use

$40.00/item*The fee covers the use of the material purchased in videos, films, movie clips, advertisements, commercial websites, or on any commercial products such as T-shirts, calendars, mugs, posters, totes, etc.
  • ”Item” refers to image in the case of photographic reproduction and an excerpt or a full article for textual reproduction.
  • The JGH staff is exempted from the fee for using the material in work-related activities or any that are specified in the “Non-commercial” type of use.

Reproduction Fee

  • Digital Reproduction
    • Photographs (300 dpi, TIFF)
      There is a limit of 10 images per request. Request for a copy of an existing scan in JPEG format is free.
Type of scanJGH staff fee (CDN) General public fee (CDN)
Existing scanFree$10.00/image
New scan$10.00/image$20.00/image

• JGH staff fee applies to JGH work-related requests only.
• Maximum scan area 8.5" x 11.7".

Type of scan JGH staff fee (CDN) General public fee (CDN)
Existing scanFree$20.00/pdf
New scan•Free for pdf with no more than 3 pages
•$5.00/pdf between 4 to 10 pages
•$8.00/pdf up to 20 pages
•$5.00/pdf with no more than 3 pages
•$10.00/pdf between 4 to 10 pages
•$15.00/pdf up to 20 pages

• JGH staff fee applies to JGH work-related requests only.
• Maximum scan area 8.5" x 11.7".

  • Textual Material
    • There is a limit of 20 pages per request.
    • Documents will be scanned in single or multi-page pdf format. Contact us if you need it in a different format.
  • Photocopies
    • Depending on the condition of the material and staffing levels, the cost ranges from $0.15/page to $0.50/page.
    • There is a limit of 50 pages per request.
    • Please contact the Archives directly for more information.
  • Contact the Archives directly for feasibility to reproduce irregular-sized or fragile materials or artifacts, e.g. antique medical instruments, blueprints, oversized graphic materials.

Postage and Handling Fee

Shipping OptionFee (CDN)
Digital CopiesPhotocopies
e-Delivery or in-person pickup$0.00$0.00
Regular mail via Canada Post (within Canada only)$4.00/CD
Material you ordered will be copied on to a CD.
  • Postage and Handling fee may vary according to distance from Montreal, parcel size, weight and/or whether more CDs are needed. Click  Canada Post Postal Prices for more information.


Service Option Fee

Regular service$0.0010 business days before delivery
Rush service100% surcharge of Reproduction Fee per item2 business days subject to availability before delivery.
  • Please specify the need for courier service in your request form. We ship with Canada Postonly.

Preliminary Research Fee

We provide preliminary research and material selection for free if it requires no more than 30 minutes. We will notify you in advance if more time is needed and a charge of $25.00/hour will be applied for further work. Please allow 10 business days for each request.


Payment in advance is required for all orders placed using our   Reproduction Request Form. Payment may be in the form of cheque payable to "Jewish General Hospital Health Sciences Library”, or cash for local pickup. For overseas customers, we accept payment in US dollars converted based on the USD-CAD rate the same day of the purchase. An email confirmation will be sent to you after the submission of your order. Please wait for this confirmation before sending us payment.

Service Rates may be revised and updated at any time to comply with changes in the law or policy at the discretion of the JGH Archives. Your continued use of this website acknowledges your consent of the changes to the web content.

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