Visual Resources

Image Databases

We provide the Cornell community with access to a wealth of image databases, including licensed resources, such as Artstor/JSTOR, and other collections of visual resources.

Digitized Images by Our Digital Consulting and Productions Services (DCAPS)

Our DCAPS program also digitizes and showcases materials often drawn from our collections and from archives across Cornell University. You can search, browse, filter results, zoom, geo-locate, read, and download. Explore DCAPS Digital Collections.

Online Exhibits

Our online exhibits showcase materials to spark the imagination and provide vivid resources for scholarship. Curators and archivists across Cornell University Library often draw from their collections, including Mann Library, Olin and Uris Libraries, Kroch Asia Collections, the Kheel Center, and Rare and Manuscript Collections. Or view online exhibits across the Library.

Audiovisual Repositories


eCommons is Cornell’s general-level institutional repository. It provides long-term access to a broad range of Cornell-related digital content of enduring value.


Cornell University Library’s MediaSpace provides short- to medium-term access to a range of audiovisual content related to Cornell University Library.


Cornell University Library maintains a link within all Canvas courses to deliver course-related content.

Streaming Video

An assortment of licensed and open access video resources.

Additional Image Resources at Cornell


eMuseum is the virtual portal to the Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art’s permanent collection of more than 40,000 works from around the world and across time.

University Photography Image Library

Cornell University Photography holds thousands of images of Cornell’s people, spaces, and buildings.