Getting started

Welcome to the Using Artstor section of our website!

Here you will find information about accessing and working with the images in the Artstor Digital Library, tips and resources for teaching with Artstor, and supplemental materials to help with training, teaching, administering, and promoting Artstor.

If you have specific questions that you don't see the answers to here, please check our Frequently Asked Questions.

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Accessing the Artstor Digital Library

To start using the Artstor Digital Library for research, study, or to prepare a presentation, click on the "Enter Here" button in the upper right corner of this screen. If you are accessing Artstor from within your institution's network, you will be able to enter the Digital Library directly. If you are accessing Artstor remotely, you will be prompted to enter your Artstor account information. If you do not yet have an Artstor account, you will first need to access Artstor from your institution's network in order to create an account.

New users may find it helpful to spend a few minutes reviewing our Online Help. There you can also find instructional handouts and tutorials.

Are you a local Artstor administrator?

We have created additional web-based resources for local Artstor administrators. Each of these sites is password-protected: refer to the "Welcome to Artstor" email you received to find your login information. If you do not have this email, please contact

You can learn more in our section on Administering Artstor.


For additional information or assistance, please contact User Services. We are available by email or phone Monday through Friday, 9:30 am – 5:30 pm.
Artstor User Services
888.278.0079 (USA only)

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