Since October 2002, the Université libre de Bruxelles (ULB) has offered its community a new service entitled "Iconothèque numérique". Conceived, created and implemented by the Department which supports academic activities, it contributes to the development of the digital university library and brings a solution to the problems of access, and the management of iconographic material in use in the university. The Iconothèque numérique allows the management and consultation of the digitised collection of a wide range of images, from the point of view of their content, their users and their holders. All of which make up the digitised scientific iconographic patrimony and pedagogy of the university. The road map for the creation of a service in an academic environment with a classical background -lots of ideas but limited financial and human resources.