The "Artothek" of the city of Marl is a rental agency for works of the Fine Arts: graphics, but also drawings, objects and small sculptures. It was opened on 1 February 1982 with 96 individual works. Over the years, the number of lending objects has been increased to about 170. It covers all styles of art of the 20th century, from Adzak to Dali, Hajek, Morellet and Twombly to Uecker and Weber, to name but a few.
The loan period is 2 months - a one-time extension is possible. Anyone from the age of 16 can borrow one to three works of art for their home or work space. For this purpose, only a small management fee is charged (currently € 3.50 per image for 2 months).