Many digitized materials from the Arts Department's collections are available in two repositories: Digital Commonwealth and Internet Archive. Although a large amount of our collections have not yet been digitized, both databases are continually updated as collections become digitized. Read more detailed information about each repository below.
Digital Commonwealth is a database that provides digital images, image data, and, in some cases, downloads of high-resolution files directly from the database. This resource is the best place to start searching for digitized materials from the Fine Arts, Photography, and Prints & Drawings collections.
Internet Archive is a database containing digitized versions of library materials from Boston Public Library as well as many other libraries throughout the world. This resource is a good place to start searching for digitized music materials as well as historical publications relating to music and fine arts (such as books, journals, etc.).