University of Minnesota - Digital Content Library

The Digital Content Library (DCL) is a combined resource of the College of Liberal Arts (CLA) and the College of Design (CDes). Together, there are over 200,000 learning objects from many different disciplines in image, video, and audio formats. These objects come from a variety of sources including purchased and licensed; research materials and donations; and copystand photography.

Access to the online collections is available to all University faculty, students, and staff. There are different levels of access based on these groups:

  • Everyone will have access to thumbnails and the cataloging information.
  • Undergraduates and staff will have access to audio and the smaller sizes of images (screen) and video.
  • Faculty and graduate students will have access to the larger images (projection) and video.