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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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Hey Students!

We want to hear your suggestions! What books would you like to see in the library?

Let us know by filling out the Suggestion Form--click here!

Your suggestions can be graphic novels, comics, art books, fiction books, children's books, and non-fiction books. We are especially looking for books by/about: People of color, indigenous people, LGBTQIA+, women, people with autism, artists with disabilities, and modern artists.

Library News

Read Black Display

Come check out the books we have by and about amazing black artists, authors, philosophers, politicians, and more! Read Black all this February, and come to our Black History Month Discussion Group on the 12th!

March of Robots Kick Off Event

Come learn about the drawing challenge "March of Robots"! You can get into an exclusive pizza party if you participate at least once by posting your photo to your personal Instagram account! Plus, you'll get to see all the books and inspiration for your robotic creations at this event!

Women's History Month Event

Come take a quiz to learn what historical woman you are, share your favorite influential women with others, check out our book display, and enjoy some snacks!

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!

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!

Library Events & Displays

Irving Shapiro Library Blog

Click here to access our blog!

Learn about library services, collections, and other interesting topics by reading our blog.

New posts every week!

Spring Library Hours

Monday - Thursday: 7:30 am-7pm

Artist of the Month

Paula Scher

Paula Scher (1948) is an American graphic designer, painter and art educator in design. She also served as the first female principal at Pentagram.


Books in the library available for checkout:

Staff Recommendations

Check out the staff recommendations!

Illustration Magazine

International Artist

Stop Smiling