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.
Get contact information for our librarians and staff and learn more about who they are and what services they offer.
Learn about the Library's Public Use Policy, Alumni Policy, Donations Policy, and more.
Find out where the library is, where book drops are located, and the library's hours.
A map of the library to help you find resources in the library.
We offer tours of the library and instruction on finding and using library resources to individuals and classes. We now have a web-based tour of the library on our website! The online tour makes it easy for students to learn about the library anytime, anywhere!
Faculty members can request an on-site library tour for their class using the Tour Request Form. Library tour requests must be submitted at least one week in advance.
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.
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.
The library welcomes your suggestions for improving the library and library website. Fill out this form to let us know!
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.
The Academy of Art University (AAU) Library has launched a new pilot project, 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.
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.
The Library has 32 iMac computers for student and faculty use. They are used very heavily, so be sure to plan ahead when considering your computer usage needs.