User Guide

The quick steps below will help you select and download photos from the Photo Library.

  • Step 1: visit the Photo Library

    Visit the Photo Library to start searching for your free photos to use in your University materials.

  • Step 2: search photos

    • There are two options to search the website:

    Search arrows

    • Type in simple keywords (e.g. building, Bonython Hall, student) and search using the built-in search function at the top of the homepage.

    Search box

    To clear a search, click the small blue cross small blue cross in the search field and enter a new search term.

    Advanced Search Options

    Using the keyword search bar alone does not always provide the most relevant images. Searching within a category helps to narrow down the number of images retrieved and can assist you in finding a more specific or appropriate image.

    Use the drop downs under ‘Categories’ to narrow down your search – for example, to find an image of a piano in Elder Hall, you would search as per the following:

    Click ‘The University of Adelaide’ drop down

    'University of Adelaide' drop down





    Then select ‘Campuses’

    campuses drop down






    Then select ‘North Terrace’

    North Terrace drop down





    Then select ‘Elder Hall’

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    Once you are in the Elder Hall section of the library, type “piano” into the keyword search bar, which will retrieve an image containing a piano from within the Elder Hall collection.

    photolibray display example

  • Step 3: add to your basket

    The photo library allows you to select photos and add them to your collection basket before downloading them.

    To do this, find your chosen image and click on the basket icon Add to basket below the image. This adds your photo to the collection basket. The basket icon turns green Green basket when an image has been added.

    The blue collection basket indicator panel at the top right of the web page indicates the number of photos you have in your collections.

    Collection basket

    To view and manage what is in your basket, click on the collection basket indicator panel.

  • Step 4: downloading

    When you are ready to download your photo or collection, click on the blue, downward facing arrow - the download button Download.

    When you click on the download button, a dialogue box will appear, providing the option to download a low resolution or high resolution version of the image.

    Dialogue box

    Select your preferred option and then click the Download now button.

  • Step 5: using the photos

    Photos available on this site may only be used on University materials. They cannot be supplied or sold to external parties outside of the University without prior consent.

    All photographs should be credited to 'Marketing and Communications - The University of Adelaide'.