The Rare Book Room houses a vast variety of special books available for two-hour checkouts (in-library use only). See circulation desk for checkout. We have everything from rock ‘n’ roll photography to copies of illuminated manuscripts.
The Visual File has over 90,000 images on a wide variety of subjects including, but not limited to: nature, animals, people, fashion, society, food, history, government, athletics, medicine, science, and automobiles. Images may also be checked out (up to twelve at a time).
The Slide Library contains slides of art historical and contemporary subject matters that are available for research and class presentations.
The Cinema Library carries a large selection of DVDs, as well as VHS tapes. Video materials range from feature films (including foreign) to documentaries and biographies/works of seminal artists. VHS tapes and DVDs in the collection may be checked out by both graduate and undergraduate students. Non-circulating VHS tapes and DVDs can be viewed on one of the five available viewing stations.
The Front Desk has faculty-reserved books and handouts, as well as current annuals, directories and books on hold. Rare/special books are also rotated for public display. Along with checking out and returning your books here, you may also find answers to questions pertaining to the library and research.
The Archives is an ongoing collection of photos, publications and other memorabilia from Art Center's history. It is the library’s newest department and has received grants from the Getty Foundation and the National Archives. This rich chronology of the campus, its activities and its people is located at the South Campus 950 Building in room 205.