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Shibboleth Single Sign-On
Discovery Systems

Shibboleth Single Sign-On

The Digital Library is compatible with several Shibboleth single sign-on federations. If you are interested in enabling Shibboleth for Digital Library access, please contact our Support team.

Discovery Systems

If your institution utilizes a webscale discovery or federated search system, we encourage you to add the Digital Library using our XML Gateway. Instructions for adding the Digital Library are below.

Webscale Discovery Systems

Access: You (or your System Administrator) can turn on the Artstor Digital Library within your Webscale Discovery system admin tool. Supported systems:

ExLibris PRIMO

Proquest/Serials Solutions Summon

EBSCO EDS (EBSCO Discovery Service)

CREDO Reference

Paratext 19th Century Masterfile


  • For legal reasons, only our international set of content is available.
  • Requires vendors to harvest our content from our OAI server, which means that Digital Library content updates are not available in real-time in these systems.

Federated Search Systems

Access: Please send the IP address associated with your federated search system to: userservices@artstor.org. Supported systems:

ExLibris Metalib

Serials Solutions Search 360

Innovative Interfaces Research Pro

EBSCO IntegratedSearch

ProQuest CSA Illumina

Other Systems (including MDID)

We can also accommodate other systems; please contact userservices@artstor.org for more information.


If you are troubleshooting an issue with the Digital Library, please make sure that the computer meets the minimum system requirements, with special attention given to:

  • Browser and Operating System Versions
  • Flash Player
  • Pop-up Blocking Software
  • Cookie Enabling

Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us if you are unable to resolve an issue with the Digital Library. Providing us with as much of the following information as is relevant and possible will help expedite the resolution process:

  1. Platform, OS, and browser type (including version numbers)
  2. Error message
  3. IP address
  4. User account email address
  5. Screenshot
  6. For remote access issues: software name, a link to the proxy or access information for your remote access platform, and login information (a guest account) that our tech team can use for testing