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How to use the library, policies, and accessing your library account.

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 Writing Center is available to all students.

Suggestion Box

Contact

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

By phone:
(312) 697-3149

On Facebook:
www.facebook.com/irvingshapirolibrary

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 to the black box on the library desk for check-in.
  • Library materials that are marked Reference cannot be checked out or removed from the library. This includes textbooks and magazines.
  • Please be courteous when using cell phones and personal music devices.
  • Please do not eat while using library computers or reading library materials. Any mess made by food is the patrons’ responsibility. All beverages must be in a closed container.
  • Computer use is limited to school-related work while others are waiting.
  • Do not save your files on the library computers or on the flash drives. Files on computers are deleted without notice. Files on flash drives are deleted before check-in is completed.
  • Please be respectful to your colleagues who are studying or writing papers and keep voices at a normal level.