Sources for Images

How do I get more images?

  • Collect images from your students and faculty.
  • Hold a department photo contest.
  • Grab a camera and take some!  Your cell phone camera will work just fine.
  • Consider starting a department photo gallery on Flickr or Smugmug to organize your assets.
  • Browse or search the collections below.

UW Collections

  • UW Marketing Photo Database -  Campus photography, recent and historic. These photos are free for use for official university purposes.
  • UW Digital Collections has photos of UW and other materials. Most materials are protected by copyright, but you can request permission to use them.
  • UW Libraries Images Guide has links to image databases and info about evaluation and working with images, including copyright and citation.

Free/CC-0 (no attribution required)

Inexpensive Stock Photos


Inquire with CAS Marketing or University Photography about taking photos at a special event or for a specific purpose.

See also Tips for Choosing Images and Image Permissions.