A Global Interactive Art Library

Over 36,000 sketchbooks, from 100+ countries live within the walls of Brooklyn Art Library. Our exhibitions and projects are interactive, allow anyone to participate and create an approachable museum setting that inspires creation, discussion and education.

 
 
 
 

Submit a sketchbook, grow an art library

Submit a sketchbook to the library and leave your legacy. Anyone, from anywhere can sign up to receive a blank sketchbook, fill it up and submit it to join the permanent collection. 

Do it for fun, add a line to your resume, create an interactive portfolio of your work or just make art for the first time, our collection houses books from small communities in Mongolia next to professional illustrators from New York. We are unique, one of a kind and pretty quirky. 

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Bring the library home!

Our house-published curated zines are filled with work from artists of varying backgrounds, but all brought together by a continuity in the themes of their work. Each page of every zine is a page out of a certain artist's sketchbook. They embrace both the randomness and theme selection when you come into our space to look up sketchbooks or plug in search terms to our digital library. 

 
 
 

We've been featured in worldwide publications, here are just a few:

 

Watch our Founder, Steven, give a TEDx talk about The Sketchbook Project: