Digital Library Services
The Digital Library Services department fosters the creation of and access to research and scholarly material in digital form from across the University of Minnesota. We are a reliable and trustworthy in-house digitizer of objects, providing the best quality and most sustainable digital surrogates possible at a reasonable cost. We also seek out digital material, either born or reborn in digital form, which departments, labs, and centers of the University want to share with the world and provide mechanisms for that material to be managed in a shared institutional repository.
ARTstor is a nonprofit digital library of more than one million images in the arts, architecture, humanities, and social sciences with a suite of software tools to view, present, and manage images for research and pedagogical purposes. Our community-built collections comprise contributions from outstanding museums, photographers, libraries, scholars, photo archives, and artists and artists' estates. ARTstor content is licensed through the University Libraries.
Visual History Archive
With nearly 52,000 video testimonies, the USC Shoah Foundation Institute’s archive is the largest visual history archive in the world. The Institute interviewed Jewish survivors, homosexual survivors, Jehovah’s Witness survivors, liberators and liberation witnesses, political prisoners, rescuers and aid providers, Roma and Sinti survivors (Gypsy), survivors of Eugenics policies, and war crimes trials participants.
Digital Content Library
The Digital Content Library (DCL) is a combined resource of the College of Liberal Arts (CLA) and the College of Design (CDes). Together, there are almost 200,000 learning objects from many different disciplines in image, video, and audio formats. These objects come from a variety of sources including purchased and licensed, donations, and copystand photography. Access to the online collections is available to all University faculty, students, and staff. The collections are password protected because of copyright considerations. All materials must be used for educational purposes only.
Minnesota Digital Library
Minnesota Reflections now brings you over 100,000 images and documents shared by more than 140 cultural heritage organizations across the state. This site offers a variety of resources on Minnesota's history for researchers, educators, students, and the public.
Online Finding Aids
Information about the collections and materials housed in the University Libraries' Archives and Special Collections.