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Welcome to the Irving Shapiro Library: Home

The Mission of the Irving Shapiro Library is to Provide Support for All Aspects of Teaching and Learning at the American Academy of Art.

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Check to see if the library has the book you need by searching below:

You can also search for books from the Library's Catalog Page

Access our Database List.

  • This is the list of all the academic databases that the library has access to
  • Databases contain scholarly journals & magazines, eBooks, and more
  • If you need help navigating the databases, contact the librarian at librarian@aaart.edu or stop by the library!
  • Need the Login/Password information? Email librarian@aaart.edu

How Do I Use the Library?

Here's some information on how to use the Library:

For Faculty: Remote Instruction Resources

These web resources are additional ways to learn about and support remote instruction:

Send the Library your Suggestions!

Hey Students - we want to hear your suggestions! What books would you like to see in the library?

Let us know by filling out our Suggestion Form.

  • 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 Hours

Please see library door for current hours.

Need Help? Contact your Librarian!

Whether you need help using one of our services, have a reference question, or anything else library-related - contact your librarian! 

Email:  Librarian@aaart.edu

Phone: 312-697-3149

Library News

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 library.biblioboard.com, choose "RAILS" library, and start reading today!

Contact Information

Location: 332 S. Michigan Ave., 3rd Floor

Email: Librarian@aaart.edu

Phone: 312-697-3149

Fax: 312-294-9570