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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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Credo Online Reference Trial

Credo Online Reference is a great online resource. It can help you with background and introductory information for research and anything else you're interested in. It includes images, videos, links to other library resources, and more. Think of it like a scholarly Wikipedia! Contact the librarian today or go to the "Credo Trial" tab on the library homepage.

NaNoWriMo Display

Come check out the great books we have on display to help you with NaNoWriMo! And, learn how to participate in our Create-A-Story Program with the Writing Resource Center!

Children's Book Display

We have a great collection of children's books that can be used for studying how to write and illustrate books of your own! Come check out our display and the rest of the collection on the bookshelf nearest the printer.

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

Doris Salcedo

Doris Salcedo (1958) is a Colombian sculptor. Her work is often interpreted as having themes of loss, trauma, and disappearance and are affected by the political climate of Columbia. She is the eighth artist to have been commissioned to create a piece for the Turbine Hall of the Tate Modern gallery in London.

Books in the library available for checkout:

Fall Library Hours

Monday - Thursday:  7:30am - 7 pm

Contact the Library

Whether you need help using one of our services, have a reference question, or anything else, just contact me! My job is to help you.

Hannah Moody-Goo


312-461-0600 ext. 149

You can also use the "Email Me" button in the box below.

Staff Recommendations

Check out the staff recommendations!

Illustration Magazine

McSweeney's Quarterly Concern

ImagineFX Magazine