The Visual Resources Collection

The Carleton Visual Resources Collection provides resources for the study of Art and Art History including digital images, a 35mm slide collection and instruction for scanning images, searching image databases and creating presentations.

Digital Resources

Digital resources include the Visual Resources digital image collection, and the ARTstorBridgeman and Camio image databases. Users can access other licensed and local images through the library’s database page, Carleton's Digital Collections webpage or access the library's research guide.

Equipment and Services

There are two large format scanners and computers with the Adobe suite available for use by students enrolled in studio art and art history classes and by majors. The space may be used for small group meetings and as a study space. Photography of student artwork in a dedicated studio space is available by appointment with the curator or with the educational assistants.


See the mural photo gallery of Matisse's Open Window, Collioure, 1905 created by Emma Bentley and Kristina Eldrenkamp in the slide libe in 2010.


The Visual Resources Collection is staffed by a full-time curator and student assistants who work closely with faculty preparing curricular materials, doing research and related projects, including publishing the Journal of Historians of Netherlandish Art.


Location and Hours

Boliou Hall 146

Monday-Friday 8am-5pm or by special arrangement 



Heidi Eyestone

Contact Heidi Eyestone

507 222-5399