Cornell University Library provides access to many image databases. Several of those databases offer expanded features through separate software applications or special, password-protected accounts. ARTstor and collections delivered via Luna Insight® offer expanded image-sharing features (including presentation options), which Cornell community members may access or download.
Click here to access ARTstor [Access limited to Cornell users]
ARTstor is a searchable database of digital images and associated catalog data. The database provides high resolution images for instruction, study, and research in the arts and the humanities. It combines images from museums, exhibitions, artist's estates, scholarly collections, and other visual archives.
The database is available through a web browser. Images may be presented using a downloadable off-line viewer (OIV). Registration as a member of the Cornell University community is necessary in order to use all of ARTstor’s features.
Collection highlights include:
Launch the ARTstor site from the home page. Click on the "Register" button at the right. Enter your email address and a password of your choice. Once you have registered, you may logon to gain full access to all of the features ARTstor.
Instructor password requests:
Cornell University faculty members may request a password to obtain instructor privileges. Request an instructor password. Select "Instructor password for ARTstor (Cornell instructors only)" from the pull-down menu, and indicate your departmental affiliation in the "question" field.
ARTstor technical support:
Click here to access Luna Insight.
Cornell University has licensed the Luna Insight software as an image delivery system for many image databases that are owned or licensed for use at Cornell University. Luna Insight is available through your web browser, and no password is required. For access to the software's presentation features, Cornell users may request a special account. See below for details.
Collection highlights include:
*Collections also available in ARTstor.
Special account access:
Faculty, staff, and other Cornell affiliates who need special account privileges for instruction, research and development may obtain a special account username and password to access the collections here. Select "Luna Insight Password request (Cornell community only)" from the "help type" menu, and indicate your departmental affiliation in the "question" field.
Additional Image Resources
In addition to its collections delivered via the Luna Insight software, the Library's Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections has many image resources that are accessible through its Web site. Visit the site to view links to digital image collections and web exhibtions.
The Fine Arts Library has compiled a list of useful guides and links on its website. These resources are organized by category: Art History, Museums, Architecture, City and Regional Planning, Historic Preservation, Photography, and Image Resources.
University Photography's Image Library is a searchable database of over 17,000 current and historical Cornell images. Once registered, public users can download low resolution images or purchase prints. Internal Cornell customers may also order digital files of any image for use in publications or media, directly online.