Visual Resources Library

Sarah Lawrence's Visual Resources Library maintains and administers the College’s visual arts and architecture media collections, which is comprised of digital images, analogue images, and artwork.

Collection Resources

Collection Resources

Our Visual Resources Library analogue and digital collections numbers in excess of 200,000 unique images. The collections are available to all members of the Sarah Lawrence College community. Having begun with postcards and photographs, the Visual Resources Library today provides access to diverse collections of digital images ranging from the decorative and the fine arts to architecture, artifacts, and antiquities. These collections reflect and support the unique pedagogy of Sarah Lawrence College faculty and student teaching, research, and study. To learn more about accessing our collections, please visit our Collection Resources or contact us.

Pictured: Gabriel Orozco, Black Kites, 1997, human skull and graphite, Philadelphia Museum of Art

Requesting Images

Requesting Images

The Visual Resources Library provides high quality digital images to support teaching, research, and study for faculty and students.

If images that you need for class are not available through our existing online databases, public or site license domains, we are equipped with flatbed and slide scanners to convert materials into a digital format. This includes digital versions from journals, books, photographs, analogue slides, and oversized materials.

Pictured: Gustave Courbet, Forest Landscape, 1864, oil on canvas, Kunsthalle Hamburg

Copyright & Terms of Use

Copyright & Terms of Use

Visual Resources Library collections are made available through Title 17, USC Copyright Act, and may only be used for Sarah Lawrence College non-profit, educational purposes.

Pictured: John O'Connor, (Visual Arts Faculty, 2010-), Butterfly (detail), 2013, colored pencil and graphite on paper, Private Collection

Additional Resources

Additional Resources

Numerous image resources are available online for classroom instruction, research, and publication. Browse a shortlist of public domains that we recommend for the visual arts and architecture. Be sure to check with each site regarding fair use guidelines and copyright restrictions pertaining to use of their media.

Pictured: Guggenheim Museum under construction, Nov. 12, 1957, photographed by Gottscho-Schleisner, Inc.