Inspiring discovery through free access to biodiversity knowledge.


BIODIVERSITY HERITAGE LIBRARY is a free digital resource that helps you discover biodiversity images.

Key features

  • Resource has ceased to be updated but all images remain available on Flickr
  • Has over 300,000 Public Domain illustrations for you to browse
  • Also provides a Book Collection

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Copyright Info

No. This resource does not require you to give attribution/credit.

BIODIVERSITY HERITAGE LIBRARY images are stored on Flickr rather than their own domain so be sure to review the license.

BIODIVERSITY HERITAGE LIBRARY claims they “appreciate” attribution but as their work is also in the public domain, you should be able to use the images as you wish.

Because mistakes can happen, and policies can change, I recommend you stay up to date with the resources you use, and if their usage rules are available, keep a copy of them for your own records. Keep informed.

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Info on how to download images from the BHL Flickr

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