Donating images

Please contact us at before sending material for Picture Sheffield.

We are always looking for illustrations and photographs of the Sheffield area to add to our collections.

Material can be donated, in which case the originals will be copied and then placed in protective storage. Material can also be lent for copying and the originals safely returned to you.

If you are considering a donation or loan of material to Picture Sheffield then you need to think about the following points:

You can download a copy of our donation form (here)

If you wish to send electronic files - then these should be TIFF files at a minimum resolution of 300 dpi, and scanned at the same size as the original image. We would prefer these to be sent via a web transfer service such as

We cannot accept other formats such as jpeg, bmp, gif, png, pdf etc.

We accept no liability for items sent in the post and strongly recommend that you arrange to bring material to Sheffield Local Studies Library by appointment.