Recent Updates

Following revised University operations, the Libraries will extend winter break hours through January 29 at all Danforth Campus locations. Please see the Library Hours page and New Libraries Hours for January 2022 article for information.

Duo EZproxy authentication was added for Libraries e-resources. See the Duo Authentication for Libraries Resources article for more details.

Digital Search Tools

Cloth-gloved hands are readying a film on a reel.

The Washington University Libraries are committed to the mission of being an interactive hub of information resources, expertise, services, and relationships advancing research and learning. To offer the fullest scope of information technology, Washington University Libraries seeks to provide access to digitized material and scholarship produced at Washington University in St. Louis.

Our websites for film and media, images, and scholarship offer access to these digital materials. The Libraries have worked with faculty and other partners in the creation and maintenance of several projects and/or collections made available online; access to these is made possible through Washington University’s open-source platforms.

Search Tools for Digital Materials

Get digital access to a variety of collections from the University Libraries and elsewhere, including digitized material and scholarship produced at Washington University.

  • Ares (Electronic Reserves) | An online portal with access to electronically held course reserves.
  • Image Collections & Exhibitions (Omeka) | A secure repository hosting digital versions of some of the Washington University Libraries’ collections and exhibitions.
  • HathiTrust Digital Library | A digital library partnership whose goal is to digitize, preserve, and increase online access to collections. Includes full-text access to over 6.5 million volumes in the public domain.

Audio + Video

Film slides or stills. In one still are somber faces drawn and shaded in pen. Another slide reads "Scene #7 Flames Begin."

MavisWeb is Washington University’s Film & Media Archive’s digitized holdings. MavisWeb is an online collection of images, film, interviews, and more.


A photo of a crane amongst a construction site with building materials while a horse and carriage trot in the street. The site is to be an office building for the Monward Realty Company and was designed by Eames & Young, whose collection the Libraries' hold. The photo is dated 1913.

Artstor is a collection of nearly 2 million images that embraces architecture, painting, sculpture, photography, decorative arts, and design as well as many other forms of visual culture.

Open Scholarship

Open Scholarship, a repository service of the Washington University in St. Louis libraries that provides free access to the scholarly output of the university.