Cite an item

We recommend following your discipline’s style guide for citations. At minimum, please include the University of Texas Libraries, University of Texas at Austin, the title of the item, and the URL. Some items have notes about citations displayed in the details.

The Tools box includes a link to automatically-generated citations in several styles for each item. Please verify generated citations for completeness and formatting.

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Contact UT Libraries about an item or exhibit

Each exhibit lists a point of contact, which is the best source of information about specific items and collections. Our Contact page lists central contact information for general questions or technical issues. If you are a current UT-affiliate, you may also use your EID to access the chat service via a chat button at the bottom of each page for general questions.

Using images from this website

University of Texas Libraries has placed copies of these works online for educational and research purposes. These works may be under copyright. For more information about reusing any of these works, please see “Rights Use and Reproduction” field on an item’s detail page.

Rights Use and Reproduction

If you have questions about the Exhibits website or the inclusion of an item in an exhibit, please reach out to the exhibit curator or send a message to


How can I find the owning repository for an item?

For most items, the detailed information for each item includes the owning repository name. If you are uncertain, you can contact the exhibit curator for more information.

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How can I tell if something is in copyright? Am I allowed to use this item in my

All items have notes about rights and restrictions in their detailed information. The final determination of copyright status is up to the user. When in doubt, contact the exhibit curator. Please also read the UT Libraries Web Material Usage Statment.

I believe that an item infringes on copyright. What can I do?

Please contact the curator of the exhibit containing the item. Staff will investigate and remove the item from the discovery portal if infringement is confirmed.

How can I download an image? How can I get a high resolution version of an item?

For an item that has been published on the University of Texas Libraries’ Collections portal, you will be able to search for the item on that site and then download an image from the item’s landing page, at different resolutions.

In other cases, please contact the exhibit curator to inquire about image downloads and/or high resolution images.

Do you allow bulk download of items and/or metadata?

Presently this is handled case-by-case by UT Libraries staff using our internal Digital Asset Management System. If you would like to pursue bulk downloads, please contact the curator of the exhibit containing the items that interest you.


Citar un libro

Recomendamos seguir la guía de estilo de su disciplina para las citas. Como mínimo, incluya el título del libro, el nombre del repositorio de procedencia, y que se accedió desde “Primeros Libros de las Américas”.

El cuadro Herramientas en cada registro incluye un enlace a citas generadas automáticamente en varios estilos para cada elemento. Verifique que las citas generadas estén completas y estén formateadas.

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Uso de imágenes

Primeros Libros de las Américas proporciona acceso a este recurso digital exclusivamente para fines de investigación y de enseñanza. Aunque todos los libros de la colección son de dominio público, los derechos de reedición pertenecen a dichas instituciones depositarias. Es necesario pedir permiso de la institución que custodia el libro original para publicar alguna imagen. Puede encontrar enlaces a los sitios web de los repositorios a través de sus perfiles en la sección "Acerca del proyecto".

Rights Use and Reproduction