-->




Skip to Main Content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.

Welcome to the Irving Shapiro Library: COVID-19 Library FAQs

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

COVID-19 Library Reopening FAQs

Visiting the Library

When is the library open?

  • The library is open Monday-Thursday from 7:45AM-4:00PM. 

Do I need to wear my mask in the library?

  • Yes, you are required to wear your mask while you are in the library.

Can I eat/drink in the library?

  • Food and drink are not allowed in the library in order to uphold the mask-wearing requirement


Using the Library

Can I use the computers and printer?

  • Yes, you can still access the computers and the printer. 
  • You will be asked to use a disinfecting wipe to wipe down the computer area before and after using the computer. 

Can I study in the library?

  • Yes, you can study in the library.

Can I read and check out library materials?

  • Yes, you can still browse and check out library materials.

I’m a new student, how do I register with the library so I can borrow books and create an online library account?

  • New students can stop by the library and register their student IDs with the librarian. This allows you to check out materials and create an online library account.
  • You do not need to register with the library in order to access the library’s online databases (LIRN). To access these databases, please email librarian@aaart.edu for login information

Where can I find the library online?


Thank you for following guidelines and for your patience and flexibility as we move through this time together. Questions? Email librarian@aaart.edu or stop by and ask the librarian!