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The Artstor Digital Library is a online digital image library designed to serve educational and scholarly communities with nearly two million images from the collections of all types of museums from around the world.

Accessing Artstor

1. Go to the Online Resources A-Z page for Art & Art History on the library website.

2. Select Artstor from the list of online services. 

3. If you're off-campus, log in using your Piedmont University username and password.

4. You can now begin searching or browsing the Artstor image collection, or you can log in to your Artstor account to take advantage of additional features and user tools. 

5. If you don't already have an Artstor account, you can register by clicking the link in the upper right corner of the page, under the "Welcome to Artstor" heading:

Registering for an Artstor Account

All users can find and view images without registering for an Artstor account.  However, registered users can create image groups, download images, and export entire image groups, in addition to the basic features.

To register for an account, follow these simple steps:

  1. Access Artstor through the library’s website as described in the column to the left.
  2. In the Log In area at the upper right side of the screen, click Register.
  3. Complete the registration form using a valid email address and password (your Piedmont University email address would be best).  You cannot use special characters, such as ? /\ <>+ # % or letters with diacritical marks, such as é å ï ñ ô.
  4. Click Submit.
  5. Once logged in to your account, the Log In area will display a welcome message and your email address.

For more information, visit the Artstor Support site or check out this introductory video at YouTube.

Permitted & Prohibited Uses

For an overview of the key provisions of Artstor's Terms and Conditions of Use, see this summary on the Artstor Support site.


The model for this Libguide was created by Adam Pellman of Seton Hill University Library. The Library gratefully acknowledges his permission to adapt his content.