Library:Images on the Free Web

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Web Sources

Please note: Image and copyright permissions will vary across these resources, so it is important to read the image use guidelines or copyright policies on each site.

  • Flickr Commons - A number of libraries, museums, and archives from around the world have made some of their image collections available on Flickr. Includes materials from the Smithsonian, the Library of Congress, the McCord Museum, the National Maritime Museum, the National Archives of the Netherlands, and many more!
  • Flickr Creative Commons - Millions of photos created by Flickr users are available under different iterations of the Creative Commons license.
  • Life Photo Archive - A collection of images from Life Magazine's archives, including material dating from the 1750s and onwards, hosted by Google.
  • New York Public Library Picture Collection Online - A database of over 30,000 digitized images from books, magazines, photographs, and postcards, mostly created before 1923.
  • UBC Library Digital Collections and Services - A home page for digital image collections created and maintained by the UBC Library. Contains lots of useful image resources on the history of UBC, the history of British Columbia, historical maps, and much, much more!