Press Release

Virginia’s Academic Library Consortium (VIVA) Signs 3-Year Deal with Yale University Press for the A&AePortal

The Hague, 25 March 2024

Yale University Press (YUP) and Virginia’s Academic Library Consortium (VIVA) are delighted to announce a 3-year subscription agreement for the Art & Architecture ePortal (A&AePortal). Developed and maintained by YUP, the A&AePortal is an authoritative eBook resource that features important works of scholarship in the history of art, architecture, decorative arts, photography, design, and more. 

This arrangement allows access to researchers and students at over 39 public institutions across Virginia to more than 380 titles and over 73,000 related images in art and architectural history. This valuable collection continues to grow, as more eBooks are added every month. Accucoms is thrilled to have helped facilitate communications between the parties.  

VIVA is the second consortium to sign a deal with YUP and the A&AePortal, joining the California Digital Library (CDL) in supporting art and architecture research.  

“VIVA is excited to expand the scope of art, architecture, and photography scholarship available to member libraries through the A&AePortal. The inclusion of this resource in our shared collections further supports VIVA institutions by providing a platform that includes image-searchable art objects, a pivotal learning tool for students and instructors,” said Genya O’Gara, VIVA Director.

“Providing access to digital versions of important works of scholarship in art and architectural history is core to the mission of the A&AePortal,” said Sara Sapire, New Business and Product Development Director at Yale University Press. “YUP is pleased to make the A&AePortal available to the diverse range of institutions of the VIVA consortia, from community colleges to large research universities, who are looking to broaden their library offering, provide easy access to course content, and offer new ways to conduct research in the related fields.”

A&AePortal | Yale University Press 

The A&AePortal is an essential resource for today’s students, offering a curated selection of electronic editions of out-of-print, backlist, new, and born-digital books from a number of prestigious publishers in over 24 subject areas.  Please contact support@aaeportal.com with inquiries.


Virtual Library of Virginia (VIVA) is the consortium of nonprofit academic libraries within the Commonwealth of Virginia. Members include all of the 39 state-assisted colleges and universities (the 8 doctoral universities, 7 4-year institutions, and 24 community and two-year branch colleges), as well as 31 of the independent (private, nonprofit) institutions and the Library of Virginia. 

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