Welcome! The Library staff looks forward to supporting you in your teaching, research and professional practices by providing personalized services designed to meet your course and class objectives.
Take a welcome tour of the Library, including the Faculty Technology Studio (FTS), an exclusive area reserved for faculty members to meet and work. Please contact Rachel Julius, Liason Librarian and Instruction Coordinator, for more information.
Borrowing Library Materials
You may borrow library material as soon as the term begins! This includes access to the Library's Online Resources. All you need is your ArtCenter faculty ID card. If you have not received your card, please visit the Enrollment Office. They will issue one to you on the spot.
You can find more information about our Courier Service, Course Reserves, Liaison Librarian Program, Reciprocal Borrowing privileges, and additional services below.
We understand that your time is valuable and that there is little time in your day to travel from the ArtCenter campuses to get the library materials that you need. To lend a helping hand, the Library provides a courier service for faculty, students and staff to transfer items between both libraries.
Policies and Procedures
Browse our online catalog then click on the “Request” button either next to the item in a browse list or in the upper left corner of the item record. Set “Hillside or South Campus Holdshelf” as the pickup location. Five items can be requested at a time. Non-Circulating items can be requested but are View in Library Only. Items can be returned to the drop box or front desk at either library location. All items will be held for one week at either location after a request has been fulfilled. Any items not picked up after that time will be delivered back to its original location. See the 'Searching the Catalog' FAQ for more detailed instructions on requesting an item.
Please contact Robert Lundquist, Liaison Librarian and Access Coordinator, with any questions.
Reserve books, magazines, DVDs and other items for your students using the Library's Course Reserves.
How to Place an Item on Reserve
Complete this form to request Print Reserves for the Library's Front Desk. The Circulation Coordinator will process your request and contact you with further instructions.
What Can Be Placed on Reserve
Materials owned by the ArtCenter Library, as well as personal copies of books, DVDs, and other material. If we don't own a specific title, please allow an additional two to three weeks for the Library to locate, purchase, receive, and catalog the material. Course Reserve materials must be "required reading" or "required viewing." Unfortunately, we are unable to place "suggested reading" and "suggested viewing" materials on Course Reserve.
Course Reserve materials must be required for the entire class. Library materials may not be placed on Course Reserve in perpetuity. All Course Reserve materials will be removed at the end of the term to comply with copyright law. Faculty may request for materials to be placed on Course Reserve on a term-by-term basis.
For any questions about Course Reserves, contact Alfonso Huerta.
ArtCenter currently supports an online Learning Management System (LMS) called DotED, powered by the open source application Moodle. With DotED, faculty have the option to manage their courses online, including uploading and managing their own course reading material. Instructional videos and training are available. For more information on DotED, please go to the Digital Teaching & Learning website. For assistance in digitizing materials for your courses, see the Digitization Services section.
The Liaison Librarian Program is designed to deliver various library services specifically tailored for your course and department. As faculty at ArtCenter, you will have access to subject specialists in the Library who can help you with your research, course work, learning objectives and professional development goals. For help in creating course Research Guides, providing library instruction, demonstrating Online Resources and finding material to support your curriculum and professional projects, please contact one of our friendly Liaison Librarians below to get started!
Advertising, Graphic Design, Interaction Design, Media Design Practices, Designmatters
Humanities and Design Sciences, Integrated Studies, Photography and Imaging, Transportation Design
Environmental Design, Film, Industrial Design, Product Design
Entertainment Design, Fine Art, Illustration
ArtCenter librarians and reference staff provide customized instruction for classes, individuals, or groups. Learn how your librarian can become more deeply involved in your course to provide semester-long support, assist with research assignment development, skills assessment, research readiness as well as the following services: assist you in locating content such as articles, books, book chapters, e-books and films that support your course needs; direct you to library services that may be useful, such as Course Reserves; create library Research Guides that meet the needs of students in your course; provide in-person instruction to your students about specific library services or resources; and engage in inter-departmental outreach efforts.
To request research and reference services, you can complete the Request Instruction Form or contact a Liaison Librarian.
As members of the Statewide California Electronic Library Consortium (SCELC), ArtCenter faculty can request reciprocal faculty borrowing privileges from participating academic research libraries. Please contact Robert Lundquist, Liaison Librarian and Access Coordinator, to apply for the SCELC Reciprocal Borrowing Program.
The ArtCenter Library has arranged for reciprocal borrowing privileges for students and faculty at two local college libraries.
To register for Caltech Library privileges, students and faculty must fill out the Caltech registration form at the ArtCenter Library circulation desk before bringing the completed form to the Caltech Library (Building 32, 1200 E. California Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91125; phone: 626 395‑3405) to register. Search the library catalog here.
Occidental College Library
ArtCenter students and faculty may register for borrowing privileges at the Occidental College Library (1600 Campus Road, Los Angeles, CA 90041; phone: 323 259-2833). Students and faculty must present their valid ArtCenter ID card at the Occidental Library Circulation Desk. Search the library catalog here.
The Faculty Technology Studio’s mission is to support faculty as they incorporate and experiment with technology in their teaching, research, and professional practice. By providing faculty an exclusive place for learning technology and converting media, the FTS in the Fogg Library promotes innovation in technology.
Reserve a workstation using the library's online reservation system. Reservations for any of the workstations can be made up to two weeks in advance. Reservations must be scheduled during regular library hours.
Each FTS workstation contains an Apple Mac Pro with 3.7GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon E5 processors and 12GB of memory. Wacom Intuos 3 graphics tablets with mouse and pen are available for checkout. Scanning stations include two flatbed scanners for up to 12x17" prints, 2400 ppi resolution, transparencies, and a slide scanner.
The FTS contains all the software found in the Computer Labs.
There is one Hewlett-Packard LaserJet 2500n color laser printer for prints up to 11x17".
There are video and camera kits available for use, including one JVC GR-X5U digital video camera, one Canon PowerShot A570 IS digital camera and one Velbon DV-7000 tripod. These can be checked out for one week periods. Please ask the Front Desk for assistance.
For immediate assistance in the FTS, please visit the Front Desk in the Library, call 626 396-2236, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. For FTS equipment training, contact Eulogio Dayday to schedule an appointment.
The Library offers digitization services, bringing essential course material to your students in convenient and secure digital formats. Complete the forms below to get started, or contact Jennifer Faist to find out how the Library can assist you with your digitization needs.
The Library's Digital Collections Lab (DCL) can help digitize images from books or magazines for your course(s), giving you the option to share high-resolution images with your students. To request images for inclusion in the ArtCenter Visual Resource image repository in LUNA, submit a completed Image Request Form to the DCL Office in the Fogg Library. Image request turnaround time is 2 weeks or less for up to 40 images per request.
Image Request Form
To request the creation of a PDF for the Library's E-Reserves or a DotED (Moodle) course, submit the item to be made into a PDF to the DCL Office in the Fogg Library, and complete a PDF Request Form. Turnaround time for PDF requests are 1-2 days or less.
PDF Request Form
VHS to DVD Conversion
If you are the copyright owner or have permission to copy a VHS tape, the Library offers VHS to DVD conversions for classroom instruction.
VHS to DVD Request Form
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