Sonoma County Library Digital Collections
How may I reuse images or other material on my website, social media account, or for a print publication?
You are welcome to reuse images and other materials on this site under the terms noted below, including Web-quality versions of images available for download on the individual item pages.
The Sonoma County Library, the Western Sonoma County Historical Society and other partner institutions whose digitized images and other materials are included in the Sonoma County Library Digital Collections, make no assertions as to ownership of any original copyrights to these materials and can claim only physical ownership of the materials described in these records. However, these materials are intended for Personal or Research use only. Any other kind of use, including, but not limited to commercial or scholarly publication in any medium or format, public exhibition, or use online or in a web site, may be subject to additional restrictions, including but, not limited to the copyrights held by parties other than the Library and partner organizations.
Users are Solely Responsible for determining the existence of such rights and for obtaining any permissions and/or paying associated fees necessary for the proposed use. Preferred credit line is: Courtesy, the Sonoma County Library (or partner organization as stated in the individual item information). For Sonoma County Library materials, please see additional reproduction and reuse information. For partner organizations' materials, please contact the respective organization (Western Sonoma County Historical Society or Luther Burbank Home & Gardens)
Why does an image have an unknown location and/or subjects?
Although we know the locations and identity of subjects in many of photographs, we unfortunately have many such images (also check out our Flickr collection of unidentified images).Do you have new information about one of these photograph in our collections? Please leave a comment on the item's page or contact us directly.
Where can I find other Sonoma County image resources?
The Sonoma County Library holds many historic and current images of Sonoma County people, events and locations. While we are in the process of moving all digitized images to this site, a portion of the collection is still available only through our library catalog at this time. We will continue to add retrospective images as well as new materials, but until all existing images have been added, please also check the Library's catalog, North Bay Digital Collections, and items in the Online Archive of California and the Library of Congress' American Memory.
How can I contribute to Sonoma County Library Digital Collections?
You may contribute in several ways, from donating photographs or other materials related to Sonoma County history and life to providing additional information about materials found in the Sonoma County Library Digital Collections. Please see our Donations page for details.
- Local history: Sonoma County History & Genealogy Library