Library Information

About the Library

The Academy of Art Library supports the university’s art and design curriculum by offering contemporary print, graphic and electronic resources in a vibrant atmosphere that encourages the exchange of ideas and facilitates student success.

Library Staff Directory

Get contact information for our librarians and staff and learn more about who they are and what services they offer.

Library Policies

Learn about the Library's Public Use Policy, Alumni Policy, Donations Policy, and more.

Hours & Location

Find out where the library is, where book drops are located, and the library's hours.

Library Map

A map of the library to help you find resources in the library.

Borrowing Privileges

Information for students and faculty on how many items may be checked out, the length of time items can be checked out, and fines for items returned late.

New Materials Suggestion Form

Use this form to suggest books, DVDs, or other materials you feel would help enrich our current collection. Be sure to search our catalog before suggesting materials.

Suggestion Box

The library welcomes your suggestions for improving the library and library website. Fill out this form to let us know!

Library Blog

The Library Blog is a great place to learn about new resources available in the library and online. We also post information about art related events going on in San Francisco and the Bay Area.

Art @ AAU Library

The AAU Library is excited to offer current students an opportunity to showcase their artwork in a popular space on campus. In addition, the library will provide online access to artwork and feature related resources via the Art @ AAU Library blog to give even more exposure to student artwork and engage the online community. For full details and instructions, please go to the How to Participate in Art @ AAU Library section of the Art @ AAU Library blog.

Library Collections

The Library has a diverse collection of books, magazines, films, images, online resources, CD-ROMs, MFA thesis projects, and much more. See the Library Collections page for a full, descriptive list of library resources provided for students and instructors.