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Architecture, Built Environment & Construction: Finding Images

A resource guide for Architecture, Architectural Technology, Sustainable Architecture, Urban Design and Built Environment students.

Introduction to Searching for Images

This section of your subject guide has an overview of useful resources for sourcing images. At Huddersfield you have access to high quality image collections which the library subscribes to as well as a wide range of open collections online


Creative Commons Image Search Engines

The following websites allow you to search for images licensed under the Creative Commons license. For more information about the Creative Commons visit 

Image Collections

These websites offer a wide variety of images from collections held by museums, galleries and libraries.

Please be aware of the copyright implications of using material found on the Internet. The images from these sources will not all be copyright-cleared for reuse except for private study.
Public Domain Images

Creative Commons Images

Mixed license collections

These collections have search filters to help you find public domain and creative commons images within the collections

Copyright protected collections

Re-use normally permitted if it is for private study or education purposes.  Images can't be used or adapted for commerical purposes.