The Universal Viewer is a community-developed open source project on a mission to help you share your content with the world

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View a IIIF Manifest

Paste the URL of a IIIF manifest here to see the UV in action!




OpenSeadragon image zooming using the IIIF image API


YouTube-style embedding with deep links to specific pages/zoom regions.


Fork the UV theme on github to create your own.


The UV is highly configurable with an array of customisable settings.


Supports 3D, audio, video, and pdf viewing experiences.


Supports search and autocomplete service integration with overlaid search results.


Internationalised UI using transifex.com


The UV supports the IIIF Auth API, so your content can be password protected.

More Info

About the UV The wiki has information about the origins of the UV and tutorials to help you get started

Get In Touch

Join the UV Slack This is where most of the conversation happens

Join the UV Google Group A good place to ask questions if you are just trying out the UV

Follow the UV on Twitter A good way to keep informed of notable developments

Support the UV

Become a backer on Open Collective This helps us to fund community support and bug fixes

Fork the UV on Github We ♥ pull requests