The Library offers databases which exclusively or in part contain images on a wide range of subjects. Take a look at our recommendations or consult the complete list.
Images in the public domain or under a Creative Commons licence are free to use. The platforms below aggregate or contain these types of images. Look for the Creative Commons icon or acronym to determine the conditions of use.
If you want to illustrate something specific with an image, you may want to start your research using aggregators, stock photography or archive collections.
Stock photos are not automatically free. They are usually made available under three types of licences: