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 and learn why faculty love the Library.
Electronic reserves including ebooks, ejournal articles, and streaming media are recommended for all courses, especially online, hyflex and hybrid courses. For in-person classes or where electronic versions are not available, books, magazines, DVDs, and other items for your students can be reserved for viewing 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.
The Liaison Librarian Program is designed to deliver various library services specifically tailored for your course and department. As faculty at ArtCenter, you 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 select a program below to find contact information for the Liaison Librarian specializing in your topic.
ArtCenter librarians and reference staff provide customized online 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 online instruction to your students about specific library services or resources; and engage in inter-departmental outreach efforts.
For research and reference services, we encourage you to request an appointment or contact your 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 CALTECH AND OCCIDENTAL COLLEGE LIBRARIES ARE CURRENTLY CLOSED TO EXTERNAL RESEARCHERS.
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.
There are 3 available workstations in the FTS. Each one contains an Apple iMac Pro with 3.7GHz Intel Xeon processors. Scanning stations include two Epson Expression large-format scanners, a PDF scanner, and a Nikon Super CoolScan slide scanner.
The FTS contains all the software found in the Computer Labs.
There is one Hewlett-Packard Color LaserJet Pro M477fnw printer with 8 1/2" x 11" printing capabilities.
Wacom Intuos 3 graphics tablets with mouse and pen are available for checkout. Please ask the Front Desk for assistance. For other equipment needs such as video/still cameras, tripods, LED lights, and adapters, please contact the Educational Media Equipment Center to request a checkout by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, or by calling (626) 396-2295, option 3 to reach the Hillside Center.
For immediate assistance in the FTS, please visit the Front Desk in the Library, call 626 396-2233, or email email@example.com. For FTS scanning training, contact the Library 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 (up to 12 x 17 inches max) 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. 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 of a chapter, article or short excerpt for the Library's E-Reserves or a DotED (Moodle) course complete a PDF Request Form. Turnaround time for PDF requests is 1 week or less.
PDF Request Form
Pasadena, CA 91103
Sat: 11am – 4pm
Pasadena, CA 91105
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