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Getting started with Artstor Digital Library

Getting Started 

The Artstor Digital Library is an image database containing 2 million images from the world's museums, archives, libraries, scholars, and artists. Use the Digital Library to find images for papers, presentations, study, and more--there's also a handy set of tools allowing you to instantly download image citations and PowerPoint presentations!

This guide provides broad knowledge about Artstor Digital Library's content and features in order to help you get the most out of the resource, including:

  • How to search Artstor Digital Library
  • Using Artstor Images in Papers
  • Presenting with Artstor Images

Happy searching!

User Manual

User Manual

Help Resources


Support Site: a fully searchable support site outlining all of Artstor Digital Library's features, known issues, and technical alerts. Visit the site at

Training Videos: view helpful training videos about registering for an account, using folders, and more.

Need a human? User Services is available between 9am and 6pm EST. 


Phone: 877.771.4908 (USA only), +1 212.500.2414

Twitter: @artstorhelp

Artstor Webinars

Online Learning Sessions

Learn everything you can do with the Artstor Digital Library in one of our free webinars, which are open to students as well as librarians, and faculty. All sessions are scheduled in Eastern Time (ET).

If the current calendar of offerings is not convenient, email to schedule a time suitable for your schedule (including international times).