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Images and Online Exhibits

Images from UIC Library Collections

The UIC Library's digital image collections are made available for use by the UIC community and the general public. Original copies of many of the materials are housed in the Library's Special Collections and in the University Archives. Collection strengths include items related to the social, cultural, economic, and political history of the University of Illinois at Chicago, the city of Chicago, and the state of Illinois.  Individual image collections are listed below.  A complete listing with links is available through the CARLI ContentDM collections.

The UIC Library's photographs from the collections below are also included in Explore Chicago Collections. Explore Chicago Collections provides access to digitized images from archives throughout Chicago.

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Do you already have an image that you would like to use in a book, article, or presentation? Request Permission to Publish.

Online Exhibits and Digital Projects

General Image Resources

Medical Image Resources

Please see Films, Videos, and Sound Recordings for related health sciences video. 

Digitized texts

In addition to digitized images, the Library has digitized over 500 books published prior to 1923 on Chicago and Illinois History from its collections.  The full text of these books can be downloaded in multiple formats and are fully searchable. All of the books can be found on the University of Illinois at Chicago page of the Internet Archive.

Image Rights

Unless otherwise indicated, all copyrights are held by the University of Illinois at Chicago. Images may be used freely, with attribution, for research, study and educational purposes. For permission to publish, distribute, or use this image for any other purpose, please contact:

Special Collections and University Archives
University of Illinois at Chicago Library
801 S. Morgan St.
Chicago, IL 60607
(312) 996-2742 or

Copyright of historical archival and image collections may be difficult or impossible to determine. The Library would like to hear from any potential copyright owners who are not properly identified in the Library's digital collections. Contact the Special Collections Department with additional information.

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