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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

Faculty--Resources For Remote Instruction

Zoom Video Tutorials

These video tutorials have been developed by the librarian in order to aid faculty in using the Zoom software for distance learning.

Web Resources

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


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

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

Spring Library Hours

Monday - Thursday: 7:30 am-7pm

Artist of the Month

William Vaughan

William Vaughan is an award-winning artist, writer, and director. He has been published by every major cg magazine and has created digital art for Nickelodeon and Pixar Animation Studios.


Books in the library available on reference:

Staff Recommendations

Check out the staff recommendations!

Illustration Magazine

International Artist

Stop Smiling

Irving Shapiro Library Blog

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

New posts every week!