Smithsonian Libraries Artists’ Books now online

I was pleased this morning to read the announcement of the webpage for the Smithsonian Libraries Artists’ Books Collection at

More from Anne Evenhaugen, Reference Librarian:

The Artists’ Books Collection includes hundreds works of art in book form at numerous branches at the Smithsonian Libraries, spanning the 20th century through today. The site serves as the portal to search or browse the entirety of the collection at all of the branches, to provide information about collection access, and to highlight book arts-related happenings, projects and acquisitions at the Smithsonian Libraries.

This search portal has been a collaborative effort to bring artists’ books to light at the Smithsonian’s Cooper Hewitt, National Design Library, the American Art Museum/National Portrait Gallery Library, the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Library, and the Warren M. Robbins Library at the National Museum of African Art, as well as the Dibner Library of the History of Science and Technology. The webpage is the culmination of several years of work on the part of staff and interns across the Smithsonian Libraries.

More details about the Smithsonian Libraries Artists’ Books Collection can be found at the following web link:

It will help in planning a visit to Washington DC, but there are no images of the books, as far as I can tell, except for the slideshow of images on the page list above. In the search pages, the slideshow view of the reference documents does not seem to working yet.