i’ve loved the library since i was a little girl. it was my first taste of independence. riding my bike after school i’d roam up and down the aisles arms full of books, magazines and VHS tapes. even as a kid, i could grasp what a privilege it was to have access to such a vast archive of knowledge for free.
it’s still a magical place for me, a place of solace and inspiration and one i take advantage of every chance i can get. this is why i am so excited to share with you the best thing i’ve heard in a long time.
the New York Public Library has released more than 180,000 archival high-resolution images into the public domain. thousands of photographs, maps, botanical prints and other documents are all unbound by copyright restrictions and free to download and use in almost limitless ways. endless inspiration can now be yours.