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Irving Shapiro Library: Accessing Your Library Account

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

Using Your Library Account

Anyone who has an ID with the American Academy of Art can use the library!
You must have a barcode on the back of your school ID in order to check books out and use your library account online. This guide is meant to help you with using your library account online.

Your library account can be accessed through a computer, both on and off campus!

1. Go to the library catalog
3. Click on the "My Account" link in the top right-hand corner.
4. In the Login/Barcode box, enter your library barcode (located on the back of your ID).
5. In the Password box, put aaart

Circulation Policies

Patron Access

All students, staff, and faculty of American Academy of Art have access to the library and are granted borrowing privileges. An Irving Shapiro Library card must be presented to borrow materials.

Loan Periods

  Students Faculty & Staff
Books (Regular Collection) 2 weeks. May be renewed twice. 4 weeks. May be renewed twice.
Popular Reading Books 4 weeks. May be renewed twice. 4 weeks. May be renewed twice.
Reference Books In-library use only Overnight. Due next day.
Textbooks & Periodicals In-library use only Overnight. Due next day.
Stock Books 2 weeks. May be renewed twice. 4 weeks. May be renewed twice.
Equipment (flash drives) Overnight. Due next day. Cannot check out on Thursdays. Overnight. Due next day. Cannot check out on Thursdays.
DVDs & CDs 1 week. May be renewed once. 1 week. May be renewed once.

Donations

Donations To Our Collection

Donations to our collection are always welcome! The librarian will assess the topic, scope, and age of the materials donated to determine if it will be a helpful and relevant source to add to our collection. Those who choose to donate are donating their materials with the understanding that not all of the donated materials may make it into our collection. The librarian reserves the right to retain or discard any donated materials. A nameplate with a recognition of your generous donation can be included in each material that will be added to the collection. Please let the librarian know if you would like this to be included.

View Items That You Have Checked Out

1. Login to your library account.
2. Click "History".

Renew Your Items

If you want to extend the due date of the books you have checked out, you can renew them.
1. Login to your library account.
2. Click "Current Transactions".
3. Click the "Renew" button next to any items you would like to renew.
4. A message will pop up indicating if the item was successfully renewed. Click "OK".
5. Items that have already been renewed twice or are on hold for someone else may not be renewed. In that case, please bring the items to the library to return them.

Place An Item On Hold

If you are searching the catalog online and find a book you want to pick up in the library later, you can do that through your account.

1. Go to library.aaart.edu
2. Click "Search the Irving Shapiro Library Catalog" under the Books tab.
3. Click on the "Details" icon (magnifying glass).
4. The catalog will give you a list of all the copies of the book and whether or not they are checked out. You can put a hold on any item except those that say REF or REFTEXT.
5. Click the "Reserve" link next to the copy you want to reserve.
6. Login to your library account if you haven't already.
7. A message will pop up indicating if the item was successfully reserved.

Books placed on hold will be available the next day and can be picked up at the library desk.

Change Your Login Name/Password

You can change your login and password if you would like, but you don't have to.

1. Login to your library account.
2. Click "Change Login/Password".
3. Check the box next to the item that you want to change.
4. Enter the new login and/or password in the appropriate boxes.
5. Click "Update".
6. It's your responsibility to make sure you remember this new login and password! Write it down and keep it in a safe place.