Images and music that you find in the Creative Commons, Public Domain,
or that is marked "royalty-free" is normally free of charge
but you should still cite the source of where you obtained it.


  • Public Domain - no restrictions or copyright claim.  Most of the time the copyright has expired.
  • Creative Commons - the owners of the work(s) may reserve some rights or waive them altogether.
  • Royalty Free - the right to use the material(s) without needing to pay for each use.


Creative Commons Search
A site to search services provided by other independent organizations to find content you can share, use, and remix.

Public Domain Images

  • Library of Congress: Free to Use and Reuse Sets - The Library believes that this content is either in the public domain, has no known copyright, or has been cleared by the copyright owner for public use.
  • Library of Virginia: Virginia Memory - Digital collections of photographs, maps, archival records, and artwork covering the diverse history of the commonwealth and its people.
  • New York Public Library Digital Collections: Explore almost 700k items digitized from the New York Public Library's collections. Featuring prints, photographs, maps, manuscripts, streaming videos, and more
  • Wikimedia Commons - An international online community where users upload, share and gather multimedia, including images, video, and music files.

Royalty-Free Images

  • Getty Images - Find high resolution royalty-free images, editorial stock photos, and vector art.
  • Pexels - Free stock photos you can use everywhere.
  • Pixabay - Over 730k high quality photos, illustrations, and vector graphics.

Public Domain Recordings & Sheet Music

  • ChoralWiki - An extensive community-built library of editions of choral music.
  • Classic Cat - Download or stream classical music, and print sheet music
  • Musopen - Free scores and recordings of music by many classical composers
  • Mutopia Project - Sheet music in printable PDF format, as well as MIDI files.
  • Petrucci Music Library - A community-built library of sheet music with an extensive collection of original scores.
  • Public Domain Sherpa - Information and resources to help you find and use free sheet music.

Royalty-Free Music & Sounds

  • AudioBlocks - Subscription-based resource for downloading stock production music, sound effects, loops, stingers, and more.