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The mission of the Irving Shapiro Library is to provide support for all aspects of teaching and learning at the American Academy of Art. The Irving Shapiro Library is an extension of the classroom to ensure access to current ideas, information, and public


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Library News

Winter of Reading

Come by the library in December to check out a book for the winter break! You can also get your library fines forgiven or a $0.30 credit on your library account.

New Login For Library Databases!

You will need new login information when accessing the online databases through the library website. Contact the librarian for the login information at

Flash drives are now available for check out!

You can check them out for 24 hours and they are not available for check out on Thursdays. Any files left on the flash drive will be deleted upon checking them back into the library. Ask the librarian for more details.

Artist of the Month

Ansel Adams

Ansel Adams (1902-1984) was an American landscape photographer and environmentalist. His black-and-white images of the American West, especially Yosemite National Park, have been widely reproduced and are easily recognizable.

Books in the library available for checkout:

Fall Library Hours

Monday - Thursday:  7:30am - 7 pm

Staff Recommendations

Check out the staff recommendations!

Illustration Magazine

McSweeney's Quarterly Concern

ImagineFX Magazine