Over 1.5 million high resolution images of architecture, painting, sculpture, photography, decorative arts, interior design, patterns and graphic design. 

AP Images
Images by photojournalists of people, places, events, and news makers, national and international. 

Images, biographies, auction records, exhibition records, and museum holdings of American and International artists. 

One search bar for Creative Commons-licensed content.

Information and archival resource for advertisers, ad agencies and production companies with an wealth of data about TV commercials, music videos, web videos and virals.  Includes full credit information on over 400,000 TV spots and music videos.

Flickr's Creative Commons-Licensed Content
Search for Flickr images offered under Creative Commons licenses.  To be sure you understand the different types of CC licenses, read the explanation of various Creative Commons licenses.

The Commons at Flickr
The Commons are to designed to reveal hidden treasures in the world's public photography archive.  Images are provided with "no known copyright restrictions," but be sure to understand their terms of usage.

Wikipedia's Public Domain Image Resources 
List of individual sites offering public domain images of flags, postage stamps, historic periods, art, etc.

Art Image Collections at Oxford Art Online
Image collections from museums and galleries. 

Artist's Books with Images
Browse through images of over 180 of the over 500 artist's books currently held in Kimbrough Library's collection.

American Memory Project 
Photos, prints, and more illustrating American history, culture, people, and places. 

Luerzer's Archive Online Service
Search the archive for both print and TV advertising campaigns.

National Gallery of Art
Search, browse, share, and download images. More than 20,000 digital images up to 3000 pixels each are available free of charge for download and use. 

Images for education and research in the California State University shared art and archaeology images database.

Google Art Project

Explore museums from around the world, discover and view hundreds of artworks at incredible zoom levels, and even create and share your own collection of masterpieces.


How to Access Library Digital Image Share

In order for faculty to easily access digital images purchased or produced by the Visual Resources Department, Institutional Technology has created a shared server space called \\fileserv\arthist which you can map to a drive on your on-campus computer.

Only faculty have access to this share and can freely download the images for educational use.  This is a READ ONLY server.  You will not be able to save any additions or changes to this server.  This server will only be accessible from on-campus computers and NOT via the web.  Image size is 3000 pixals on the long side.  This is large enough to zoom in on details.  The format is high resolution JPG.  Any textbook sets we do will be available on this server, however, these images may be lower resolution JPGs.  The arrangement of the files is in flux right now and we welcome any suggestions.

For PC users, go to “My Computer” on your desktop.  Select “Map Network Drive” under “Tools.”  In the “Drive” box select any letter that is not being used—for example I selected “T.”  In the “Folder” box type:


Make sure the “Reconnect at Logon” box is checked then click “Finish.”  You should now be able to access that drive from your sof6tware or from Windows Explorer.

For MAC users, from the Finder, pull down the “Go” menu and select “Connect to Server.”  In the “Address” field enter:


You should be prompted for your user name and password.  Enter your information and click ok.  You should then see the share icon on your desktop.  You can drag that icon to your Dock for easy access the next time you login.

Feel free to contact me about any problems or suggestion you may have concerning digital images and their use.

Allen Novak, Visual Resources Librarian