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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 and information literacy


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Credo Reference Online is Now Available!

You now have access to Credo Reference Online any time you need it! Credo is a great place to start your research and get background information on a topic. Find it in the databases list, or ask the librarian how to access and use it!

New Donation Policy

We have a new donation policy. To read it in-depth, go to

Apply for the Abstraction Magazine Student Committee!

Want to help us re-launch Abstraction magazine? Apply to be a part of the Student Committee and start working on the magazine this Fall! Apply online at or come into the library during the summer to get print applications.

Summer Hours

The library will be open for modified hours during the summer, Monday-Thursday. Come on by!

Summer Reading Available!

Start your summer off right by checking out a book to read during your long vacation! We have some great books, including Overwatch concept art, fiction books, and comics. If you aren't going to be on campus this summer, make sure to check in the books you might have checked out before you leave!

Free eBooks through Biblioboard!!

Did you know? You have access to a ton of FREE eBooks through a service called Biblioboard. No login required. Just go to, choose "RAILS" library, and start reading today!

Summer Library Hours

Monday - Thursday: 7:30 am - 12:30 pm, 1:30pm - 4:30pm

Apply for Abstraction Student Committee

The Abstraction Student Committee is the organization that runs Abstraction Magazine. Committee membership is voluntary and not paid, however, members of the Committee are expected to have a high level of commitment and self-led motivation in order to ensure Abstraction Magazine is sustainable. The Committee is supported by two faculty chairs, the Chair of Humanities & Sciences and the Librarian.

Interested in becoming a part of the Abstraction Student Committee? Fill out an application for the position(s) you are interested in by clicking on the link below! You can apply for multiple positions. Please be sure to read all the information regarding the position responsibilities and needed skills.

Chair Position--Click Here

Organizational Liaison--Click Here

Designer--Click Here

Marketing & Outreach Coordinator--Click Here

Applications are due September 4th

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