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ARTstor Image Collections & Services: Get Started

ARTstor is a collection of over 1 million images covering the arts, architecture, humanities, social sciences, and sciences. It includes tools to view, present, and manage images for research and teaching.

What is ARTstor?

ARTstor is a digital library of over 2.5 million images and media files covering the arts, architecture, humanities, social sciences and sciences with tools for teaching, research and study. See ARTstor’s complete list of available collections.

Access ARTstor at UNC

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You can browse ARTstor collections using a public computer on UNC campus.

In order to download or save content, you will need to register for an ARTstor user account. Access to your account will remain active off-campus so long as you sign-in to ARTstor on campus or through the UNC Library website within 120 days.  Everytime you sign-in on campus or through the library's website your account is reset for another 120 days.

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Off-Campus Access

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Publishing with ARTstor Images

Images for Academic Publishing (IAP)

The IAP program was established to help address the challenges of scholarly publishing in the digital age by providing free images for academic publications through an automated Web-based service.

Scholars at subscribing ARTstor institutions can access these images through the ARTstor Digital Library. To find IAP images, simply add "IAP" to your search criteria. An icon reading "IAP" is located directly beneath the thumbnail image in your search results. Scholars working on specific publication projects who are unaffiliated with an ARTstor subscribing institution may request free IAP access by emailing

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Veronica McGurrin
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Sloane Art Library
102 Hanes Art Center

Visual Resources Curator (Art Dept)

JJ Bauer is the Visual Resources Curator for the Visual Resources Library

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214 Hanes Art Center
phone:  919/962-3034
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The ARTstor app/mobile site is accessible to registered users and users who are on UNC campus via compatible mobile devices. The app allows users to search, browse, and view previously created image groups.