Research and Reproduction Services

Research Provision and Charges

Visiting the NFCA Reading Room is free.

Staff may be able to conduct research on demand for costumers, depending on time constrains and availability. The standard charges for conducting research on your behalf are £30.00 plus VAT per half hour, or part of. Please notice that we are not always able to commit staff time to this activity. 

A brief complementary search can be provided to give new enquirers preliminary guidance into the collections. This free service only applies to self-contained enquiries and cannot be linked to the charge specified above in any way.

Additional provision of copies and/or scans of material is subject to the charges specified below.

Reproduction Services and Charges

Copies of collection items may be supplied depending on copyright law and the completion of a copyright licence.

Supplying images and agreeing rights are charged on a sliding scale based upon the nature of the use:

Category A - Academic research and heritage and cultural partnership projects contributing to the NFCA through the promotion, divulgation and development of the collections and the Archive, and which contribute to reaching new audiences and raising the profile of the NFCA. Up to 5 images free, then £10.00 per image plus VAT.
Category B - Other non-for-profit academic research, personal use and heritage and cultural projects £10.00 per image plus VAT.
Category C - Full financial payment for any commercial project including public broadcasts of £100.00 per image plus VAT for up to 5 images, after the first 5 images £50.00 per image plus VAT.

A single £10 plus VAT administration fee is charged to cover each complete transaction.

If an item has to be re-scanned at a higher resolution than we currently hold, a charge of £30.00 plus VAT per item applies.

Film Reproductions

The supplying of copies of film collections is charge at £12.00 per second for UK distribution or £16.00 per second for worldwide distribution plus VAT, minimum use 25 seconds applies to both options. Additionally, we can supply frames or stills at £100 per image plus VAT for world right (world distribution, in any media, in perpertuity).


Please contact us to discuss your requirements and confirm charges.

Payment for services and materials is required in advance and can be completed via the 'Research & Service Fees' section of our online store. Alternatively, credit/debit card may be accepted in exceptional circumstances to pay over the telephone, or we can accept cheques (made payable to the 'University of Sheffield').