Get election ready

The UK General Election is on 4 July. 
Register to vote by 18 June.
If you need to vote by post, you must apply to do this by 5pm on 19 June.
You need valid photo ID to vote in person. If you don’t have valid ID, apply by 5pm on 26 June for a Voter Authority Certificate.  
Find out more about voting and elections in Southwark

Fees and publications

Photocopying and printing fees, per page

A4 Black-and-white


A3 Black-and-white


A4 Colour


A3 Colour


from microfilm / microfiche reader


Self-service photography licence

per day


up to 5 images


Staff-mediated scanning, per image



digital photo (low res), existing scan



digital photo (low res), new scan



Still reproductions, per image


(local charities, schools, and community organisations)

planning documentation, commercial reports & surveys (up to 10 copies), print and online



illustrations, inside; newspapers



cover illustrations, any media



other (postcards, giftware, calendars (per plate), advertising, commercial software / display)



web use



films, slides, video, TV stills, CD/DVD

as film/video

as film/video

Film / video reproductions per 30 seconds

Standard licence term 5 years. Double UK fee for world rights

(broadcast, cable, video, satellite, digital)

(local charities, schools, and community organisations)

UK, 1 transmission



UK, unlimited broadcasts, 5 year term



UK, unlimited broadcasts, 10 year term



UK, unlimited broadcasts, in perpetuity



UK, streaming/online rights, additional fee



Other Fees

staff research

£28 per half hour

commercial group booking of searchroom, per hour
(ie filming)


non-commercial group booking of searchroom outside planned outreach hours, per hour
(e.g. training sessions, school outreach visits, non-commercial filming)


heritage events (where charged)


Heritage events: Southwark Presents cardholders (where charged)


These fees may be lowered or waived for local charities, community groups, and educational use, at the manager’s discretion. Please contact us for details.

Page last updated: 22 February 2024


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