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Image Libraries

Photos for Class
Photos for Class is a free Creative Commons image search engine that was launched in late November 2014. The service is designed to help students find and accurately cite images. Images downloaded through Photos for Class have proper attributions automatically added to them. This service is now available in Edmodo too.

Image Quest
Now you can enjoy easy online access to more than two million images from one convenient site: Britannica Image Quest. All images are rights-cleared for non-commercial, educational use great for teacher lessons plans, assignments, activities, and whiteboards; student reports and projects; or school Web sites, newsletters, newspapers, flyers, and bulletins.

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Creative Commons
Creative Commons is a site where individuals have chosen to share their images, music, video, etc with you.  Be sure to check how they have chosen to share their work (attribution, noncommercial, no derivative works, or share alike.

NetTrekker Image Library  
    (Click IMAGE SEARCH on the right)

Hundreds of images and graphics for educational use.

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Discovery Streaming Image Library
Change the WITHIN selection to "Images" and search for images using keywords or try out the advanced search.


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Open Clip Art Library
This website aims to create an archive of clip art that can be used for free for any use.  All graphics submitted to the website were placed into the Public Domain according to the statement by the Creative Commons.

Smithsonian Institution's Photostream  (Free)
The Smithsonian Libraries has provided a selection of photographic portraits from the Dibner Library of the History of Science and Technology. Use the links you will find on the right side of their pages to see thumbnails of the collections:

  • Smithsonian's First Photographer
  • Portraits of Artists
  • Portraits of Scientists and Inventors
  • People and the Post
  • American Celebrations
  • Smithsonian Folklife Festival

OpenPhoto  (Free)
Hundreds of stock photos licensed for free commercial and non-commercial use

100 Milestone Documents  (Free)
This website provides images of 100 milestone documents from US history, compiled by the National Archives and Records Administration, and drawn primarily from its nationwide holdings. The documents chronicle United States history from 1776 to 1965.  See photos of the Declaration of Independence (1776), the Constitution of the US (1787) and more.

Wikipedia: Public Domain Image Resources  (Free)
A list of links to sources for public domain images. 

The presence of a resource on this list does not guarantee that all of the images in it are in the public domain. You are still responsible for checking the copyright status of images from the website you are using.


Pics4Learning is a copyright-friendly image library for teachers and students. The Pics4Learning collection consists of thousands of images that have been donated by students, teachers, and amateur photographers. Unlike many Internet sites, permission has been granted for teachers and students to use all of the images donated to the Pics4Learning collection.