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The Institute's renowned faculty of scholars and art world practitioners has published a broad range of texts on art scholarship and education. These publications serve as academic resources for students at the Institute providing knowledge and insight on topics including art valuation, global art markets, art history, and research methods.


The Institute is currently in partnership with Lund Humphries to co-publish a series of books that give insights into some critical areas of professional art-world practice. To read more about the partnership, click here.

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Our Library

Sotheby’s Institute of Art Libraries in both London and New York are small, specialized resources that support teaching at the Institute. The libraries provide key resources for the taught elements of the graduate-level courses during the first two semesters, as well as for the semester and summer courses. These resources enable students to fulfill course work including seminar papers, group projects and cataloguing exercises.

Visit the London Library website here.

Visit the New York Library website here.

The two libraries share an online catalogue, Liberty. It is accessible via the internet here.

Together, they also subscribe to a number of online databases such as JSTOR, Art Full Text and Project MUSE, as well as bibliographic databases which include ArtBibliographies Modern and Design and Applied Arts Index. The libraries’ ProQuest databases include titles such as Financial Times and Wall Street Journal online. Students will also have access to art sales databases such as Artnet and Art Price during their studies and can access image databases such as ARTstor and Bridgeman Education Art Library.

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