Art Libraries Journal

Published quarterly since 1976, the Art Libraries Journal (ALJ) is the main international forum of the art library profession worldwide, with contributions from key specialists in art librarianship and visual resources, including librarians, archivists, collection managers, artists, curators, conservators and art historians. Selected conference and symposium papers are also published, including papers presented at the IFLA Art Libraries Section conference.

Coverage offers a wide spread of relevant subjects, ranging from the role of art libraries in a globalized world and the impact of the Internet and digital technology on art documentation, to historical libraries and collections. Special issues focus on specific themes, such as copyright, artists' books, online repositories and catalogues raisonnés, or particular countries or regions.

ISSN 0307-4722

Guidelines for contributors

Abstracts and contents from 1976 (Vol.1 no.1) to the current issue

Indexes: 10-year Index 1976-1985 compiled by John Bowman. For the 10-year Index 1986-1995 compiled by Jonathan Hopson, please contact the editor.

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Erica Foden-Lenahan

Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Künste Karlsruhe

Deputy Editor

Gustavo Grandal Montero

University of the Arts London

Associate Editor

Kraig Binkowski

Yale Center for British Art
New Haven, CT

Associate Editor

Michael Wirtz

Virginia Commonwealth University in Qatar


The Art Libraries Journal is part of enhanced personal membership or institutional membership of ARLIS UK & Ireland.

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