Public Domain Collections: 180,000 Free to Share & Reuse Digital Images

by The New York Public Library

NY Public Library Offers 180,000 Free Digital Images

Did you know that more than 180,000 of the items in our Digital Collections are in the public domain?

That means everyone has the freedom to enjoy and reuse these materials in almost limitless ways. The Library now makes it possible to download such items in the highest resolution available directly from the Digital Collections website.

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  • Images can be used by everyone and for any project.
  • To find out what the public domain release means, follow their blog.
  • NYPL Labs is also making available to users sample projects to show what can be done with their images.
  • No permission required. No restrictions on use.
  • Learn More:  The New York Public Library





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