NCAD Image Libraries

There are two digital image libraries available to NCAD staff and students: the NCAD Image Library, and the ARTstor Digital Library. Both are accessible on and off campus by logging in with a username and password.

The NCAD Image Library is a collection of over 7,700 digital images of art and design from all periods and locations. The collection is particularly strong in art historical material and 20th century design, and it contains images of Irish art which are not easily available elsewhere. All images are available for download for lectures and student projects, with the appropriate login. To learn more, see the NCAD Image Library User Guide

The ARTstor Digital Library: ARTstor is a subscription-based, non-profit digital library of more than one million images in the arts, architecture, humanities, and social sciences. To access ARTstor, users must register from a computer within the NCAD network. Once this is done, ARTstor can be accessed off-campus for 180 days, after which the registration needs to be renewed. For a quick introduction on how to use ARTstor at NCAD, see ourARTstor User Guide

Quick how-to videos are also available at the ARTstor Channel on YouTube:

For one-on-one help using the NCAD Image Libraries, visit the Visual Resources Centre in the Library or contact us here:


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