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Request a Shutterstock Account

Please fill out this form to request access to Shutterstock. The University Libraries' subscription includes a limited number of users, with access provided through individual accounts. Accounts will be created within one business day. You will receive an email from Shutterstock when your account has been created.

Request Access to Shutterstock

Are you an instructor who would like to assign Shutterstock to a whole class?

If you would like all students in your class to have a Shutterstock account, email your students' names and emails to

One week notice is ideal, but we can create accounts within two to three business days. 

Time Limit Notice

We have a limited number of concurrent accounts and multimedia downloads. Depending on Shutterstock’s usage, we plan on removing accounts at the end of each semester unless otherwise requested. You will receive 14 days' notice prior to your account being disabled. If this timeframe does not work with your research needs, please let us know and we can make arrangements to preserve your account for a longer time. You can contact Stacy Gilbert at for more information.

Terms of Use

Please read the Terms of Use guidelines for this resource. You may not engage in excessive downloading of licensed materials; materials must only be used for educational, research, or non-commercial purposes. Please note that additional terms of use may apply.

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