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AMICO Library Distributor

Eligible Users

  • Colleges and Universities: AMICO Library Short University Agreement (.PDF)
  • Public Libraries: AMICO Library Public Library Agreement (.PDF)
  • School Districts: AMICO Library Schools Agreement (.PDF)
  • Individual Primary and Secondary Schools: AMICO Library Schools Agreement (.PDF)
  • Museums and Galleries: AMICO Library Museum Agreement (.PDF)
  • Consortia: through appropriate agreements above
  • Subscription access to The AMICO Library through a specially configured Chameleon iPortal web interface.
  • Users may locate works by keyword, title, creator, date, museum, subject, format, and other approaches.
  • The interface is integrated with the VTLS Hi-Res Image Navigator to provide the user with the ability to access detailed imagery in a variety of magnification sizes that they specify.
  • Institutional subscribers using Z39.50 compliant integrated library systems will have the additional capability to configure access to The AMICO Library among their broadcast or aggregate search options.

Technical Specifications

  • Access to The AMICO Library through the Chameleon iPortal requires Netscape Navigator or Microsoft Internet Explorer.
  • Use a minimum screen resolution of 800x600 to optimize the viewing of the collection.


  • Contact the VTLS Sales Department and ask for your regional account executive. Toll-free number is 1 800 468 8857.

Consortial Subscriptions


Subscription Process

1. Complete the AMICO Library license agreement that corresponds to your institution type.

    Return two (2) signed originals of the agreement to:

      AMICO Subscriptions
      Robarts Library, 7th Floor
      University of Toronto
      130 St.George Street
      Toronto, ON M5S 1A5

    AMICO will countersign both, retain one for our files, and return one for your records.

2. Complete the VTLS-AMICO Subscription Agreement and return it to VTLS.

1701 Kraft Drive
Blacksburg, VA, 24060 USA

VTLS will provide account and login information directly and will invoice you for the annual subscription fee.

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In June of 2005, the members of the Art Museum Image Consortium voted to dissolve their collaboration. This site remains online for archival reasons.