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Open Access Images & Videos

This guide lists collections with images in the public domain and are available for re-use. Some collections may still have restrictions so check for any limitations in use.

Video Examples

Procession of Floats by Thomas Edison from The Library of Congress


Video from Vimeo after filtering search results to Creative Commons-Share Alike license


Video from YouTube after filtering results to Creative Commons

Open Access Video Resources


A digital archive of thousands of vintage television commercials dating from the 1950s to the 1980s from Duke University.

Al Jazeera Video

American Memory

C-SPAN Video Library

Civil Rights Digital Library


Films in the public domain


Variety of videos that can be limited by license to Creative Commons.