Borrow Art for Your Walls with Your Library Card

Did you know you can check out art from Yellow Springs Community Library? You can choose from among 90 different framed works—paintings, prints, photos, and needlework. You might select an original by a Yellow Springs artist or a reproduction of a work by a world-famous painter. You can come in to the library and make your selection from what’s hanging on our walls, or you might try the new option of browsing through the art listings in the library’s online catalog.

You can place requests using the newly-illustrated records in the catalog, just as for books, but you’ll have to pick up and return the art at the Yellow Springs library. It requires special handling and cannot be sent to other locations via our delivery service.

When you check out art, you’ll get a custom-made bag for transporting it and you’ll get to keep the art for six weeks. If it looks terrible in your living room, bring it right back and choose something else. If it looks great, you can probably renew it. If it needs some companion pieces, check those out, too.

The Yellow Springs Library Association started the art collection in the early 1980s to memorialize a Yellow Springs artist, Corky Schiff. The Library Association maintains the collection, and they provided funds for professionally photographing the art for the catalog. Thank you, Yellow Springs Library Association!