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Reference help for finding Images and Art Resources

  • Guidance in utilizing the VRC Image Collection and Open Access Art Databases for teaching and research.

Instructional Support

  • Each semester, the VRC places online image study sets for select courses. To find out if we can support your course, please email the Visual Resources Specialist.
  • Provide course-integrated Visual Literacy instruction
  • Support for digital humanities projects and technology
  • Rooms to study or work on projects

The VRC is not responsible for any aspect of the use of digital images.
If you have questions about copyright and fair use of images, please contact the Visual Resources Specialist.

Collections Development

Collections are established and maintained following the recommendations and needs of the Department of Art & Design faculty. Students may suggest items to be added to the Visual Resource Center collections. Each request will be evaluated according to our collection development policy and the budget limits of the Department of Art & Design.


The VRC, along with the Visual Resources Association and the Association of College and Research Libraries, believes that copying and scanning artwork, images and text under certain limitations do not violate copyright law when it adheres to the guidelines set forth by the Fair Use Exemptions (Image courtesy of Anna Delgado).