Guide to The Bee

Reprints & Back Issues

Published: Friday, Dec. 08, 2006
Updated: Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012 - 2:23 pm

For permission to reuse or republish The Sacramento Bee copyrighted material in printed formats, contact PARS International by phone at (212) 221-9595 or on the web at .

To obtain permission to link to any material copyrighted by The Sacramento Bee online, please contact Ken Chavez, (916) 321-1057.

To obtain permission to reuse or republish Bee graphics, contact Nathaniel Levine, (916) 321-1026.

For permission to reuse or republish Bee photos, contact Mark Morris, (916) 321-1166.


Thank you for your interest in purchasing a Sacramento Bee photograph for personal use. We're pleased to announce that our work is available to purchase online at

We offer a wide range of staff photographs taken after 1996 and a selection of editorial cartoons by Rex Babin. We also are able to offer full-page reproductions published after Feb. 1, 2002, and a selection of photo gift merchandise.

Only photographs that appear in The Bee, or online at are available for purchase. If the photograph you would like to order does not appear in one of our sales galleries, please use the "Photo Request" tab located in the left rail at and we will upload your request for purchase. You may also use the "Photo Request" tab to order Associated Press photographs that have appeared in The Bee.

Use the "Full Page Reprints" tab on to request specific pages that do not appear in our sales galleries and we will upload your request for purchase.

Sacramento Bee photographs and full page reproductions are intended for personal use, which includes display in homes, private offices or personal albums. Digital files are not available and the use of these photographs on personal websites is prohibited. Sacramento Bee photographs are not available for marketing, advertising, personal promotion or political campaigns. Photographs of professional athletes and entertainers are not available for purchase.

Requests for republication rights should be directed to Mark Morris, at 916-321-1166 or


Back copies are available for up to one year after their publication date. For back copies older than 1 year, contact local libraries or The California State Library at (916) 654-0261.

Back copies can be purchased by mail or at The Sacramento Bee's Front Counter at 2100 Q Street in Sacramento between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. It's a good idea to call 800-284-3233 to verify that the issue is available. You can purchase up to 10 copies of each daily issue or 5 copies of Sunday issues.

Our Front Counter's business hours are from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM Monday through Friday.

Daily - $1.00; Sunday - $2.00

To purchase a back copy of The Sacramento Bee by mail, your request must include:

1) Check or money order only (cash or credit cards are not accepted). All requests for back copies require advance payment (except Federal Express delivery requests, see below).

First class rates: Daily - $7.25; Sunday - $9.25

2) The delivery name, address (include zip code) and phone number. Please also include the requester's name, address and phone number, if different. Papers are usually sent within three days after request is received.

3) The exact date(s) and quantity of papers requested. We are unable to honor back copy orders unless the requester knows the precise date of the issue. You may research a particular article at most libraries. The California State Library information number is (916) 654-0261. Their business hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Please send your payment and request to:
The Sacramento Bee
Attn: Circulation Back Copies
P.O. Box 15779
Sacramento, Ca. 95852

Third Class delivery generally takes about four days in the Sacramento area.

Federal Express

Federal Express delivery is also available if you have a Federal Express account number. The cost for delivery will range from $18.00 to $30.00, depending on the weight. Please call
1-800- 284-3233 or 1-800-2THEBEE for more information.

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