Columbia Photo Library


The Columbia Photo Library is a central point of aggregation for tens of thousands of digital assets that are sourced and shared by users across the University. This allows groups across the University to:

  • Save resources. Gain access to a $50K+ platform at a fraction of the price through cost-sharing, and have your photos available in the cloud anytime, anywhere, on any device
  • Find images. Instead of wading through multiple Dropbox, Flickr or Google Drive accounts, organize, tag, search, filter, and share tens of thousands of images and other files, all on one easy-to-use platform.
  • Track images. Attach copyright information, lock down sensitive photos, and find out who is using your photos and where.
  • Save time. Sharing photos internally and with the public can be all done within the system, avoiding emails and other communication threads.


Functionality Free Service Columbia Photo Library
Easy to use interface
Role-based permissions
File preview
Batch upload
Selective sharing
UNI Single Sign On  
Tag photos  
Commenting and workflow  
Tracking usage history  
Keyword search  
Version control  
Asset usage rights  
Expiration dates on images  
Predictive search  
Customizable fields, branding, dashboards  
User training  
Live support  
Social integration  
Drupal & InDesign integration  

How To Sign Up

Email to find out about pricing and how the Columbia Photo Library can be customized to suit your needs. Some of the teams that have already signed on include:

  • Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science
  • School of Professional Studies
  • Office of Alumni and Development
  • Office of the President
  • Columbia Creative
  • Facilities
  • And many others!

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