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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

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!