Tuesday, October 30, 2012

International Directory of Art Libraries

Vasser College Art Library in New York have devised an ambitious virtual resource for searching the location of art libraries across many international countries. Nearly 3000 libraries with specialist holdings in art and architecture are available to search with information at the link for each institution including opening hours, librarian contact details and a link to the library site. Information was compiled through the use of an electronic survey circulated by the Arts Libraries Society of North America to respective art library societies in the UK, Ireland, France, the Netherlands, Australia and New Zealand. A useful page to bookmark if you are out and about and wish to consult an alternative range of art resources - just check the individual library's site concerning access before you go. SCONUL membership may be required in the case of UK academic libraries. Access for reference only will be permitted by some public libraries.