Art for Loan

About Art for Loan

The Monroe County Library System’s Art for Loan is a collection of original art by area artists and is housed mainly at the Bedford Branch and Ellis Library & Reference Center. 

The Art for Loan pieces located at the Bedford Branch Library have been purchased by the Bedford Community Arts Council at the annual Arts for Our Future Show.  This show was originally funded by a grant from the Michigan Council for the Arts. 

The Ellis Library & Reference Center collection of Art for Loan is a continually growing collection.  The collection was started as a way to enhance community awareness of the arts and give encouragement to the artistic community in Monroe County.  Much of the collection has been purchased over the years through the Monroe City-County Annual Juried Art Show, while other pieces were donated.

Borrowing Art

The art may be borrowed to display in your home for 3 months with one renewal option. Contact the Bedford Branch Library or Ellis Library & Reference Center with questions about the collection.

Enjoy the Collection Online

Paintings and a vase

Preview the collection from the comfort of home.

All branches of the Monroe County Library System are open for one hour appointments or walk-in visits. We ask that patrons continue to wear face coverings in our buildings at this time.
Please click here for more information about our current safety protocols and planning your visit to the library.

To inquire about Senior Delivery services, please call 734-241-5770 and ask for Library in Motion.

Maintenance to our cataloging system will take place on Wednesday, May 19, 2021. Certain services, including the online catalog and our downloadable collections, will be unavailable during that time.
We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your patience during the down time.