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Library Services

Reference Assistance

Whether you're looking for sources for a research assignment, reference images for a studio project, a list of local art museums, or anything in between, the library is here to satisfy your information needs. Stop by the library desk, or email us. Reference consultations with the librarian are also available by appointment.


Interlibrary Loan

Can't find the book you're looking for in our online catalog? Need an article that's not available in full text from one of our databases? American Academy of Art students, faculty, and staff may request to borrow items from outside libraries. Simply bring the book or article citation to the library. Please allow 2 weeks for interlibrary loan requests.


Citation Help

 Looking for answers to your citation questions? The librarian is available to answer MLA citation questions. Please bring your paper to the library desk at least two sessions before it's due.


In person:
332 S. Michigan Ave., 3rd floor

By phone:
(312) 697-3149

On Facebook:

By fax:
(312) 294-9570


Or via e-mail

using the form below:


We look forward to hearing from you!

Library Rules

Guidelines for student conduct in the library.

  • All library materials must be checked out at the library desk. All library materials must be returned at the library desk to a person for check-in.
  • Please be courteous when using cell phones and personal music devices. Cell phone use should be directed to the student lounge.
  • Please do not eat in the library.
  • Computer use is limited to school-related work while others are waiting.
  • Do not save your files on the library computers. Files on these computers are deleted without notice.
  • Please be respectful to your colleagues who are studying or writing papers and keep voices at a normal level.