You may also find the following arts library resources helpful in your research.
A virtual catalogue for art history that allows the user to search across several art libraries’ collections simultaneously.
Asia Art Archive
Collects, preserves and makes information on contemporary Asian art accessible.
Search across the millions of items held in the British Library.
Copac National, Academic, and Specialist Library Catalogue
Free access to the merged online catalogues of many major university, specialist, and national libraries in the UK and Ireland, including the British Library.
Getty Research Institute
Dedicated to furthering knowledge and advancing understanding of the visual arts. Its Research Library has special collections of rare materials and digital resources.
Institute of International Visual Arts
Engages with new ideas and emerging debates in the contemporary visual arts, reflecting in particular the cultural diversity of contemporary society.
International Directory of Art Libraries (IFLA)
Contains information on libraries with specialized holding in art, architecture, and archaeology across the world.
Museum Of Modern Art, New York
Access the collections of the Museum of Modern art including their Library and Archives.
National Art Library (V&A)
The National Art Library is a major public reference library, as well as being the Victoria and Albert Museum’s curatorial department for the art, craft and design of the book.
National Gallery of Art, Washington
Access the resources of the National Gallery of Art, Washington. Including their Art Research Library and Gallery Archives.
National Gallery, London
Houses the national collection of Western European painting from the 13th to the 19th centuries.
National Portrait Gallery, London
Holds the most extensive collection of portraits in the world.
Paul Mellon Centre
The Library covers British fine arts, architecture and garden history from the sixteenth to the mid-twentieth century, as well as eighteenth-century British decorative arts. The Centre’s archives mainly consist of the research papers of art historians.
Perpetual Art Machine
A community for video artists, curators, writers, theorists, educators, collectors, and enthusiasts and an online gallery and database of video art.
Focuses on British art and artists and predominantly ranges from the 18th century to the present day.
Society of College, National and University Libraries (SCONUL)
SCONUL access allows staff, students, and research students to borrow material from other participating libraries.
Database of hundreds of avant-garde films and videos available to watch online.
Universes in Universe - Worlds of Art
An independent, non commercial website for the visual arts in particular of Africa, Latin America, and Asia in the context of international art processes.
The University of Arts London, Library and Learning Resources
Search across the collections of all seven University of Arts libraries collections.
Visual Arts Data Services (VADS)
VADS is an online database of freely available images of visual art collections.
Image library with around two million reproductions of western art from 1200 to the present day. Unparalleled coverage of lesser-known artists.
Search the collections of thousands of libraries around the world.
Yale Centre for British Art
The largest and most comprehensive collection of British art outside the United Kingdom.