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Artist Book & eZine Collection: General Information

This guide is designed to provide members of the CCS community (students, staff, faculty, and alumni) with information about how to contribute to the Artist Book Collection, as well as access to the Library's digital publication, PLUME


  • Who can participate?
    • Participation is open to any member of the CCS community, including students, faculty, staff, and alumni. Simply fill out this form to indicate your interest.
    • Participation is limited to 50 books each semester, first-come, first-served. If we reach our maximum number of participants, names and contact information from the filled-out forms will be added to a waitlist. If you are added to the waitlist, we will contact you at the start of the following cycle to see if you would like to participate.
  • Why should I participate?
    • To challenge yourself to create a work in book format.
    • To have your work added to the permanent collection at CCS Library.
    • To share your work with the CCS community.
  • What counts as an artist book?
    • You are welcome to use the pages to express creativity, whatever that means to you. You may choose to sketch, add photographs, or include written text; you are not limited to creating solely visual works.

Copyright & Viewing

  • Do I retain the copyright on my book?
    • Submitting work to the CCS Artist Book Collection does not require copyright transfer; the CCS Library will own the physical book but you retain copyright ownership. Submission to the project means granting CCS a nonexclusive license to make the book available to patrons in whatever format deemed best, but we will do our best to ensure you will always be credited as the creator of the work.
  • Where can I view the Artist Book Collection?
    • The collection can be viewed in person at the Library in the Manoogian Visual Resource Center at the College for Creative Studies.
  • Can I use a book in the collection as inspiration for my own work? 
    • These books are intended to demonstrate the depth of creativity in the CCS community. Some of the creators may be willing to have their work reused and cited, but not all. Please ask a Library staff member for more information on reusing content from specific books.
College for Creative Studies website