Finding images for print & web

I’m always on the lookout for nice AND free graphics to use in print and web design for the library. Here are a few of my favorite resources:


My first go to for images is the Flickr’s advanced search because it allows searching of images with Creative Commons licenses.


DeviantArt content includes photographs, Photoshop add-ons (brushes, textures, borders, graphics, etc.), animations, arts, crafts, and more. Most of the users make their resources free but request that you leave them a comment about how you used their work.

Open Clipart is an archive of public domain clip art. This site offers a wide variety of clip art including vintage and retro illustrations and modern graphics.

Wikimedia Commons

“A database of 6,576,096 freely usable media files to which anyone can contribute.”

Find Icons & Icon Finder

Search engines for interface icons. Looking for new icons for your web page or OPAC? and

From Old Books

“Scanned Images, Engravings and Pictures From Old Books. Over 2,600 high-resolution free images scanned from more than 160 different old or rare books.”

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