Bloomsbury Visual Arts - Librarians


Interdisciplinary down to an art, the Bloomsbury Visual Arts digital hub brings Bloomsbury’s leading visual arts collections together into one rich, cross-searchable platform.

The Bloomsbury Visual Arts hub comprises Bloomsbury Design Library, Bloomsbury Applied Visual Arts, Bloomsbury International Encyclopedia of Surrealism and Bloomsbury Art Markets, an authoritative international guide for art trade research, as well as our award-winning Bloomsbury Architecture Library and Architecture Design and Practice Online.

Users and administrators of these visual arts digital collections will benefit from an enhanced site experience and a host of forthcoming new collections from Bloomsbury and our publishing partners, which will be launching into the hub in 2024 and 2025.

Administrators can purchase any combination of collections to tailor their version of the hub to suit their institution’s needs. Subscription-sensitivity is also now available, ensuring that users only see the collections to which they have access. And for users, a bespoke taxonomy has been designed to support ease of navigation and discovery across collections or closely related subject areas.

Read more about our collections and download title lists on the About pages.

Free Trials and Subscriptions

Bloomsbury Visual Arts collections are available by annual subscription (except for Bloomsbury International Encyclopedia of Surrealism) or perpetual access to institutions, including universities, colleges, schools and public libraries. Please contact us directly to get information on pricing or to arrange a 30-day free trial at your institution:

For other queries and feedback, please contact us.


Visit our Administration Portal (user name and password required) to:

  • Download COUNTER 5 usage statistics
  • Check details of all your subscribed products from Bloomsbury
  • Add or change details of your OpenURL resolver and Shibboleth credentials
  • Add your institution's logo to the footer of Bloomsbury resources you subscribe to
  • Edit your contact details

For further details on usage statistics, please visit the Usage Statistics page.