Art Libraries Society




ARLIS/UK & Ireland: the Art Libraries Society is the professional organisation for people involved in providing library and information services and documenting resources in the visual arts. Thank you for visiting our pages.

The ARLIS Council is very excited to announce that our website is currently being re-designed.
While the re-development is underway, the website will not be updated as regularly.

However,  notices and news will also be posted on our blog,

ARLIS Matters and on the ARLIS mailing list.

Apologies for any inconvenience this might cause, but we promise it will be worth the waiting!

ARLIS/UK & Ireland Conference 2018

26-27 July 2018

Architectural Association


The conference website is now live -

We are pleased to announce the Art Libraries Society UK & Ireland will hold its annual conference on July 26th and 27th 2018 at the Architectural Association in London. This year we want to broaden the discussion about current issues and practices within arts librarianship. We’re eager to hear about what matters to practitioners and library and archive users and to share ideas for change.  


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