Can I lend a collection of art books?
August 23, 2010 7:30 PM Subscribe
[LibraryFilter] Can I lend a collection of art books to a library?
posted by griphus to Media & Arts (4 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I have inherited my mother's collection of art books. They're not particularly rare, but some of them are 30+ years old and from different countries around the world. It isn't a huge collection, maybe a large bookcase in total, but I have nowhere to put these things. I don't want to sell them or donate them, and I'd rather not put them in storage until I move somewhere I have space to keep them. None of my friends want to hang onto them for me; we all live in cheap apartments in NYC and space is a premium.
Someone mentioned to me that I may be able to lend these books to a library, possibly at an art school, and have them returned to me at a later date. Does that happen? Can I do that? Anyone have any NYC-based resources to handle this?