To find open access images in Articles, Books & More use the Open Access filter on the left-hand side column, but always check the rights on the source itself. Free access is not equivalent to open access, true open access allows you to re-use the image under a Creative Commons License. An image can be freely accessible on the web, and still under full Copyright protection. Check Using Images for more information on Creative Commons Licenses.
Use the links below to find free images in digital collections and websites.
Most of the images in the collections below are copyrighted, but they can be used for educational purposes within the University of Rochester. They cannot be used for public consumption (websites, blogs, social media). Check the copyright information of each image before using.
Do you need copyright information about an image? Do you have an image that you do not know where it came from? Upload your image to one of the applications below and do a Reverse Image Search.
Depending on the image that you need, sometimes it might be easier just to buy a photo from a royalty-free stock-photo website. Royalty-free means you will have the right to use the picture without many restrictions based on just one-time payment to the licensor. Non royalty-free models, rights-managed for example, might require you to pay annual fees or a new payment every time you use the image.
Examples of websites where you can buy royalty-free images: