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Digital Asset Library

Find thousands of high-quality images and videos approved for use in Rutgers communications.

What Is the Digital Asset Library?

The Rutgers Digital Asset Library, an asset management system powered by Merlin One, contains thousands of Rutgers-related and general images and is a source for high-quality photography for use in Rutgers communications. A growing collection of video assets is also an important component of the library.

Rutgers faculty and staff have full access to the digital library by logging in with their Net ID.

Sample images that can be found in the Rutgers Digital Asset Library

Using the Digital Asset Library

This self-service system allows you to: 

  • Conduct general content and specific metadata field searches 
  • Save searches with dynamic content results 
  • Create and share collections of images for easy collaboration with colleagues within Rutgers 
  • Download hi-res images 

For assistance with the digital library:

Images and videos in the digital library are released for use in Rutgers communications only and may not be distributed or repurposed without permission. Any use for news media, commercial purposes, or paid advertising requires written permission. Public users may view a curated collection of university images.

Cover of the Rutgers Digital Asset Library Quick Start User Guide

Special Collections and University Archives

Located in the Alexander Library at Rutgers University–New Brunswick, Special Collections and University Archives houses an eclectic collection of photographs and prints numbering in excess of 200,000 images, including several thousand postcards. New Jersey scenes and people are especially well documented, as are images relating to United States history through the Civil War. There are also many images relating to Rutgers history. A selection of these historical images are available in the Rutgers Digital Asset Library. Contact Special Collections and University Archives for more information.

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