Library and Institutional Services

Working with thousands of artists around the world, Printed Matter is uniquely positioned to offer consultation with regards to specific titles, building a contemporary collection, and inquiries related to the artists’ book field. Our long-standing open submission policy brings in an extremely diverse selection of publications, most of which are without commercial distribution and not easily accessible elsewhere. Printed Matter has consulted and provides publications to many of the leading artists book collections in the world, including the New York Public Library (New York), The Museum of Modern Art Library (New York), The Banff Center for the Arts (Alberta), The Brooklyn Museum Library (New York), and numerous national and international museums, galleries and libraries. Should you wish to discuss our expanded library services or sign up to periodically receive emails featuring an annotated listing of special titles available through Printed Matter, please contact

Consultation services and evaluations

Printed Matter also offers consultation and evaluation services to individuals developing an artists’ book collection. We’re available to identify items of note and discuss the best approaches for building a diverse collection of focused material within a given budget.