The A.R.T. Library Program distributes free books to public libraries, schools, and prisons nationwide.

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 8,902 public institutions and over 380 publishers in all 50 states of the US. Since 1989, we have granted over 565,733 free books—an approximate value of $18,669,189—to public spaces of reading and learning.

In 2024, A.R.T. celebrates Julie Ault by distributing free art books in her name.

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