Flickr Commons

Glass plate photograph, from the Life in Japan, c. 1910 Collection
Glass plate photograph, from the Life in Japan, c. 1910 Collection

The University of Victoria Libraries (the Library) digital collection represents many of the unique holdings from Special Collections and University Archives and serves as a resource for researchers.

The Commons on Flickr

UVic Libraries’ Special Collections department contributes digitized photographs, illustrations and other materials to The Commons on Flickr.  UVic Libraries has joined Flickr Commons to increase public access to our digital collections for research, educational and personal use. All digital files have been reproduced by the University of Victoria Libraries unless otherwise noted.

All our images are marked “no known copyright restrictions.” This indicates that we are unaware of any copyright restrictions on the material shown, either because the Library owns the copyright and have chosen to waive rights, the copyright has expired, or because no evidence has been found that copyright restrictions apply.

Please contact us if you have information about right holders that we are unaware of – See our Withdrawal Policy.

When using our material from The Commons on Flickr, we request that the Library be credited:

  • Name of the Photographer/Author or other
  • The University of Victoria Libraries

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Visit our Flickr photostream here.