Royalty Free Image Resources
All members of the BYU community—faculty, staff, students, volunteers, and patrons—are expected to respect the rights of copyright owners. Although BYU does not endorse any particular sources of copyrighted content, the following resources may be helpful to members of the BYU community who are seeking legitimate sources of online content. In many cases, such content is available at no cost under a creative commons license or in the public domain and free to use for any purpose without paying royalties.
The HBLL has purchased subscriptions for the use of hundreds of thousands of images in various galleries in classrooms and for scholarly purposes. To see the specific terms for each database, click here.
Active members of the BYU campus community have access to BYU photos specifically for campus use.
1Million+ stock photos, vectors, and art illustrations | NO Attribution Required (CCO license)
Professional photographers giving photos away for free! | Credit Appreciated, though not required
Thousands of images available under free creative commons licenses, or in the public domain.
Millions of high-quality stock photos as well as a comprehensive list of the 73 top free stock image websites.
The Met Museum Art Collection
Nearly 400,000 high-quality images of The Met’s holdings have been made available for free!
New York Public Library Public Domain Collections
More than 180,000 high-quality images from the library’s holdings are public domain and free to use.