Would you like to order free art books for readers in a public library, school, prison, or reading center?
Would you like to distribute art books to national readerships through A.R.T.'s Library Program?
A.rt R.esources T.ransfer’s Library Program bridges public institutions, artists, and publishers through the circulation of printed books. It offers topical, high quality books on modern and contemporary art to public institutions, free of charge. Books are sourced from partnering presses, connecting artists, writers, and publishers to audiences that might not otherwise have access to museums, galleries, or art book stores.
The largest alternative distribution network of its kind, our network spans 9,078 public institutions and over 380 publishers in all 50 states of the US. Since 1989, we have granted over 568,782 free books—an approximate value of $18,201,024—to public spaces of reading and learning.
In 2023, A.R.T. celebrates Rirkrit Tiravanija by distributing free art books in his name.
Contemporary Arts Museum Houston
Sputnik & Fizzle
Indiana University East
Participant since: 2016
Civic Creative Center
Participant since: 2007
"Thank you for making these items accessible to small and rural libraries. We are very grateful for the opportunity to expand our collection and promote more arts and culture education in the Schuyler County area."
— Watkins Glen Public Library, Watkins Glen NY, 2023