All three universities in the U of I System offer high-quality images for use in brochures, reports, and other printed materials as well as in presentations and on unit websites. Taking advantage of these free or low-cost resources is not only a cost-effective solution to photo needs, it is an opportunity to support campus branding through a consistent and quality visual identity.

The Urbana photo site and one of the Chicago sites require a log-in. Allow time for processing of your login request.

System offices may use these resources as well. If you need a few images for a project, contact Kirsten Ruby in University Relations (217-333-6400).

System Offices

Photos of U of I System leaders are available on the staff photos page.

Campus photo resources


Image Database from Public Affairs


UIC Marketing & Brand Management

UIC today

UIC News flickr

UI Health photo gallery


UIS photoshelter 

Flickr photo repository

Stock photo source


Campus archives

University Archives on the Urbana-Champaign campus

UIC University Library Archives

UIS archives and special collections

Photo release forms & photo policies

If you are taking photos at an event and plan to use those images where someone can be identified, you should obtain a signed photo release form.

Forms and photo policies can be found at:

Urbana Public Affairs
UIC News Center
UIS Creative Services

The university forms can be modified or replicated by system units.