System requirements

The following system configurations are recommended for the optimal use of the Artstor Digital Library and the Offline Image Viewer (OIV) presentation software.

Artstor compatibility

Platform Operating system Browsers4
PC Windows XP
Windows Vista
Windows 7
Windows 8
Microsoft IE 7.0+2
Firefox 5.0+
Safari 5.0+
Macintosh3 OS 10.5 (Leopard)
OS 10.6 (Snow Leopard)
OS 10.7 (Lion)
OS 10.8 (Mountain Lion)
Safari 5.0+
Firefox 5.0+

Offline Image Viewer (OIV) compatibility 3.1

Platform Memory Processor speed Operating system
PC 512MB (required)
1GB (recommended)
1.5GHz (required)
3GHz (recommended)
Windows XP
Windows Vista
Windows 7
Windows 8
Macintosh 256MB (required)
1GB (recommended)
800 MHz (required)
1.2 GHz (recommended)
OS 10.5
OS 10.6
OS 10.7
OS 10.8

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Configuring institutional IT settings to support Artstor

Artstor domains (* and * must be added to the bypass lists on your proxy and firewall.


A proxy server is a computer that acts as an intermediary between a remote user and the electronic resources available at a particular institution. When a user logs in via proxy, it forwards requests to the library's licensed resources, making it appear as if the user is working on-campus and therefore coming from a valid IP address. Proxy servers must be configured to work with Artstor.

If you are using EZProxy, please see Artstor Help for configuration settings and troubleshooting.

1 You will need to add as a trusted site in IE version 7.0+ to access all features in the Image Viewer.
2 Macintosh users running Rosetta with Shockwave must turn off this feature to use the Digital Library. You may have to enable Java in browsers running on Mac OSX 10.5 and 10.6 and you may have to install and enable Java on browsers running on Mac OSX 10.7 and 10.8. Please note that Chrome does not support Java 7; Chrome is a 32-bit browser and the latest version of Java runs only on 64-bit browsers.
3 For stability and support issues Artstor does not support browsers in beta.

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