Welcome to the ASLO Online Media Library!

Go to the Online Media Library

The Online Media Library provides a collection of images and videos for use in educational activities. Image donors must agree that their material can be used freely for educational purposes. In turn, we ask that users of these images acknowledge the original donor whenever possible.


We encourage all users of the Library to fill out a short online registration form. Click on the "Go to the Online Media Library" link at right, and then on the Register button. You can select your own user name and will receive a password. It only takes a minute or two, and only needs to be done once. Images donated by registered users will be shown along with their registration name. Registered users are also entitled to move, delete and edit their own images, can add any image in the Library to a "My Favorites" album for easy retrieval, and can comment on or ask questions about any image in the Library. Comments are forwarded by email to the image donor, provided that person is also registered.

Contributing Images

Only registered users are allowed to upload images. Click on the "Go to the Online Media Library" link, then click on "Login" and enter your username and password to access the Image Library. If you don't have an Online Media Library login yet, please register.

Go to "Upload" and select the appropriate category of the Online Media Library (General, Lakes and Reservoirs, Wetlands, Rivers and Streams, Estuaries, Coastal Ocean, Open Ocean, Organisms, Sampling Techniques, People). Click the "browse" button to locate the image on your computer, and then click ""open". You should enter a title, keywords and description of the image. You may elect to be notified by email when users leave comments about your images. When you have completed the upload form, click "upload/submit". A message will appear telling you whether or not the upload was successful.

When you have finished uploading images, you may log out of the Online Media Library. This is optional, but will prevent unauthorized access to your donated images.

All images will be reviewed by the ASLO Web Editor.