Free Coloring Books from World-Class Libraries & Museums: The Met, New York Public Library, Smithsonian & More

in Art | February 7th, 2017

Calling all coloring book lovers. You can now take part in #ColorOurCollections 2017–a campaign where museums and libraries worldwide will make available free coloring books, letting you color artwork from their collections and then share it on Twitter and other social media platforms. When sharing, use the hashtag #ColorOurCollections.

Below you can find a collection of free coloring books, which you can download and continue to enjoy. If you see any that we’re missing, please let us know in the comments, and we’ll do our best to update the page. To see the free coloring books that were offered up in 2016, click here.





Color Our Collections is organized by The New York Academy of Medicine Library. So please give them thanks.

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  1. wickets says . . .
    February 7, 2017 / 8:03 am

    this is super fantastic. THANKS!!

  2. Allison says . . .
    February 7, 2017 / 10:29 am

    University of Calgary Libraries and Cultural Resources has one too.

    http://contentdm.ucalgary.ca/cdm/landingpage/collection/p22007coll4

  3. Bob Morouney says . . .
    February 7, 2017 / 3:49 pm

    What colouring book did the image of Asian brushes come from?

  4. Janice says . . .
    February 7, 2017 / 8:51 pm

    The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens.

    http://huntingtonlibrary.tumblr.com/

  5. Rachel says . . .
    February 8, 2017 / 1:27 am

    This is so wonderful! I’d love to see something from Trinity College, Dublin or Nat Museum of Ireland – some old Celtic pages!

  6. Marilyn Podoll says . . .
    February 8, 2017 / 6:41 am

    new york public lib

  7. Elena says . . .
    February 8, 2017 / 8:44 am

    Images from the Vatican Library Collections in the Digita Vaticana Coloring Book: http://www.digitavaticana.org/color-our-collections/?lang=en

  8. JB Goss says . . .
    February 8, 2017 / 7:00 pm

    Would enjoy adding to your educational media!

  9. Victoria says . . .
    February 9, 2017 / 8:28 am

    Has anyone downloaded the coloring book pages? And if so, did you encounter any problems? I ask because someone on Facebook claims her computer was infected by a virus after doing so.

  10. Brenda says . . .
    February 9, 2017 / 4:25 pm

    Thank you for this great list! I received a notice this week that the Bodleian Library at Oxford University also has free coloring pages.

  11. Dan Colman says . . .
    February 9, 2017 / 9:30 pm

    Thanks Brenda, we added it to the list.
    Dan

  12. JAN WOZNIAK says . . .
    February 10, 2017 / 7:38 am

    WHAT A GREAT OPPORTUNITY TO HAVE IMAGES READY TO USE IN CLASS WHILE INSTRUCTION STUDENTS HERE AT TATES CREEK HIGH SCHOOL! THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THIS OPPORTUNITY.

  13. Nymah T. Keyes says . . .
    February 10, 2017 / 8:57 am

    Glad to see such a comprehensive list..and being open to adding more!

  14. Kate W says . . .
    February 10, 2017 / 1:25 pm

    University of Missouri Libraries, Special Collections & Rare Books is participating in Color Our Collections:
    http://library.missouri.edu/news/ellis-library/color-our-collections-2017

  15. Jessamyn says . . .
    February 10, 2017 / 6:26 pm

    Thanks so much for collating these and to everyone who put them together. I love this annual event!

  16. Patricia Armitage says . . .
    February 20, 2017 / 10:49 am

    I love to color, thank you for this program.

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