Fee schedule



Single-use Fee $10
Annual Reader Card (unlimited research visits for one year) $35

Research Fee (CLGA archivist conducts research on user’s behalf)

$25 per hour



B&W Photocopy (letter and legal) $0.15 per page
B&W Photocopy (ledger size) $0.25 per page

Colour Photocopy (any size)

+ $0.25 per page
Image (for images not previously digitized) $15 per image
Digital Image (for images already digitized) $5 per image
Textual Record Scanning Fees (PDF) $1 per page
Delivery of CD or DVD by regular mail (No charge for electronic distribution by email $5 + actual shipping cost


Commercial Use Fee (for one-time use, per image) $100
Non-Commercial Use Fee (for one-time use, per image) $20


Retrieval of original paper copies (for which microfilm and/or digital copies are available) $50
Retrieval of any materials stored off-site Cost recovery at time of order

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(1) Researchers are welcome to visit the archives during our public service hours Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 6:30pm to 9:00pm, and Fridays from 1:00pm to 5:00pm. If you are unable conduct research during on site at 34 Isabella Street, Toronto, we offer remote research assistance remotely at a fee of $25 per hour. Remote research fees must be paid in advance. Please contact us at queeries@clga.ca to make arrangements with a reference archivist.

(2) Reproductions are provided for research and personal use only. Materials may not be published or exhibited without permission and additional fees may apply. The CLGA regrets that it is unable to make reproductions of moving image records at this time.

(3) Please contact the CLGA directly to request permission to publish, exhibit or use records and to determine the appropriate acknolwedgement(s). Failure to seek appropriate permissions and/or provide adequate acknowledgements is a violation of copyright law.

(4) Before visiting the CLGA, please contact us to enquire about availability of resources and any associated costs for records retrieval.  


Use of Digital Cameras and Scanners by Researchers

Please note that the Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives does not permit researchers to bring or use any personally-owned scanning equipment (i.e. flatbed scanners). Researchers are permitted to use digital cameras.


Thank you for helping us to keep our stories alive!

The fee schedule above outlines research service fees and is not a tax deductible donation to the CLGA.

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