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This guide contains library resources and services for art faculty and students working remotely.

Research Help

Please contact Bridwell Art Library if you have questions about accessing library resources or services.


Submit questions to the chat box on the library's homepage.

Research Consultations:
Schedule an online appointment. All research consultations will be conducted remotely via Zoom. 

Director, Bridwell Art Library

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Courtney Baron
Schneider Hall 102


Bridwell Art Library is currently closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Library staff are working remotely and are available Monday-Friday, 9 am to 5 pm, at

Remote Resources and Services

Bridwell Art Library has a number of online resources that are available off-campus.

Off-Campus Login: Login with your ULink ID and Password to access databases and articles.




UofL has a trial subscription to A&AePortal which provides access to important art and art history scholarly books from some of the world's finest publishers and museums such as Art Institute of Chicago, Princeton, and Yale University Press.

RedShelf is offering free electronic textbooks to students whose institutions are impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Sign up using your UofL email. The e-books can be borrowed until May 25. The following texts are a sample of what's available:
Stokstad's Art: A Brief History

Gardner's Art Through the Ages

Practices of Looking

Culture of Design

Art History: The Basics

Ways of Seeing


VitalSource is also offering free electronic textbooks to students at the University of Louisville. Sign up using your UofL email. The e-books can be borrowed until May 25. The following texts are a sample of what's available:
Stokstad's Art: A Brief History
Art of Mesopotamia
Asian Art
Contemporary Art
Digital Art
Greek Art and Archaeology 
History of Modern Art
Janson's History of Art
Medieval Art
Roman Art
Roman Art & Archaeology
The Art of Writing About Art
What is "Islamic Art"?
Women Artists
Other E-Books Resources:


Image Resources



Research Consultations: Students can schedule online research appointments. These will be conducted remotely via Zoom. The Art Librarian will send a link to the online meeting before the appointment.

Research Guides: Browse the list of research guides to find information about library resources curated especially for art courses and topics.

Research DIY: Super-fast tutorials to get you on the right track with research.

Productive Researcher Portal: Advanced research tips and tools for graduate students and faculty.

Bridwell Art Library is closed through at least April 28. All outstanding items will be renewed until July 31, or whenever the library reopens. We are not charging fines during this time.

Please do not attempt to return books, including Interlibrary Loan materials, to any of the UofL University Libraries while we are closed.  

Library instruction can be offered either synchronously or asynchronously to your classes through Blackboard Collaborate (you must add the Art Librarian to your course first) or Zoom.

Consider adding the Art Librarian as an Instructor to each of your Blackboard courses so that we can better assist you with the transition to online instruction and the use of library resources and services in a virtual environment. Blackboard can be used to share research tips and resources and students can use discussion boards to ask research questions.

Step-by-step instructions on adding users to Blackboard.

The Art Librarian can also record short videos upon request for your students using Panopto. 

View Bridwell Art Library's FAQ page here:

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Please contact Bridwell Art Library if you have questions about accessing library resources or services.

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Chat: Submit questions to the chat box on the library's homepage.


This guide was adapted from the University of Washington Libraries' Remote Resources for UW Libraries Users. Under (CC BY-NC 4.0) license.

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