How to subscribe
The ARTstor Digital Library provides more than 1.5 million images in the arts, architecture, humanities, and sciences for interdisciplinary educational and scholarly use (see collections list). These high-quality images are available within an online workspace with robust tools to search, browse, zoom, print, download, and share images, plus much more.
Your institution will benefit from access to the Digital Library in a variety of ways:
- Instructors will have reliable access to curated collections for instruction and curricular support in the arts, architecture, literature, world history, geography, politics, economics, Asian Studies, African Studies, Middle Eastern Studies, Film Studies, religion, women’s studies, and more.
- Researchers benefit from large aggregated library of important and unique collections in a cross-searchable, easy-to-use Web environment;
- Students will discover images relevant to their learning, be able to access images their teachers have used to create lectures and assignments, and to actively use those images for homework and study outside of the classroom;
- Librarians are reassured by ARTstor's indemnification of users against copyright infringement claims for non-commercial educational uses permitted of the Library;
- Museum staff, such as curators, educators, docents, and administrators, will be able utilize images from international museums, archives, artists, and others for their own research, educational, exhibition planning, guided tours, and lectures;
Who can subscribe?
The ARTstor Digital Library is available by subscription site-license to nonprofit institutions—universities, colleges, community colleges, museums, public libraries, and K-12 schools. Today, ARTstor Digital Library serves 1,400 institutions in 46 countries (see our Current subscribers). If you are a librarian, administrator, or educator at a nonprofit institution interested in licensing ARTstor, please contact us.
Step 1: Determine your institution type
Step 2: Determine classification and fees
- Colleges and Universities (United States or other countries)
- Independent Art Schools
- K-12 Schools
- Public Libraries
Step 3: Complete license agreement
Highlights of the ARTstor Digital Library License Agreement:
- Authorized users: Consistent with other electronic resources licensed by libraries, authorized users includes not only students, faculty, and staff, but also anyone physically present in the library or other facilities of your institution.
- Site license: Access is not limited to the library building. Authorization is generally controlled by IP address authentication.
- Remote access: Authorized users can access the resource off-campus in dorm rooms, faculty offices or similar locations, provided that they utilize a proxy server or other point of access to their IP address.
- Terms and Conditions of Use: A broad range of educational and scholarly uses are allowed, such as classroom uses, scholarly presentations, study guides, and course reserves, provided that these uses are noncommercial in nature.
- Sharing with other authorized users: Authorized users are permitted to share content from the ARTstor Digital Library with other authorized users, provided that such content is not in an unrestricted form (such as on an open website or incorporated into another work that is made available without restriction).