Looking for images for your website or other digital channels? Find a list of sources to help you find images that make it easy to satisfy copyright requirements.
Copyright is the sole and exclusive right of a copyright owner to produce, reproduce, perform, publish, adapt, translate and telecommunicate a work, and to control the circumstances in which others may do any of these things. Copyright owners grant permission to others through what are legally referred to as licences.
UBC expects that all faculty, staff and students will comply with copyright law. More information, guidelines and resources are available on the Copyright at UBC website.
Many images are protected by copyright so you must ensure that you have permission to use any image published on your website or other digital channel.
Avoid searching Google Images to find images for your website. It can be difficult to determine the usage restrictions and copyright requirements from the image search results and you could unknowingly infringe the copyright.
The following sources can help you find images that make it easy to satisfy copyright requirements.
Faculty of Medicine Photo Library
Public Domain & Creative Commons
Images that are in the Public Domain (PD) or under Creative Commons (CC) license may, in many cases, be used on public UBC websites with minimal copyright concerns. To be safe, remember to always double-check the licensing conditions of individual items.
See the Images Sources page on the Copyright at UBC website for a list of resources offering PD and CC-licensed images.
See the Image Citation Guide on the Copyright at UBC website for information on attribution.