The Artothek of the city of Marl is a rental agency for works of the fine arts: graphics mainly, but also drawings, objects and small sculptures. This was opened on 1 February 1982 with 96 individual works. The number of lending objects has been increased to 156 over the years and last updated in February 2005. It covers all styles of post-war art development, 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. From the age of 16, anyone 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).