Sotheby's and Christie’s auction catalogs contain images of decorative arts, furniture, paintings, and more. They can be checked out for 2 weeks.
You can check out circulating books for 2 weeks. Books are organized alphabetically by call number. Use our online catalog to find books on your topic and to find their call numbers and locations. If you can’t find the book you’re looking for, ask for help at the Circulation Desk. Overdue fines for circulating books are 25 cents/day.
Companies produce annual reports for their stockholders; they contain information about the previous fiscal year and general information about the company. Annual reports can be used in the library; request them at the Circulation Desk.
Required materials for many classes are available for use in the library. Use the Course Reserve webpage or ask at the Circulation Desk to see which items your teacher has put on reserve for your class.
Desk Reference materials are rare or unusual in some way, and can only be used in the library. Bring your student ID card to the Circulation Desk in order to use these materials.
Our website offers access to high-resolution digital image collections. These resources can be accessed off-campus by entering your name as the username and your student ID number as the password when prompted.
An exhibition catalog is a publication that documents an art exhibit from a museum or gallery. Our collection spans most of the 20th and 21st centuries. You can check these books out for 2 weeks.
Faculty Development Collection
Teaching references geared towards AAU faculty members. Faculty can check these books out for 2 weeks, and students can use them in the library.
Images, press kits, and look books from designers and runway shows. These materials can be used in the library, and are located in filing cabinets in Room 602.
Our magazine collection contains over 300 current subscriptions. Magazines can be used in the library. You can search by title or browse our collection on our website. The current magazine issues are located on display shelves and are organized alphabetically. Bound volumes of older magazine are organized alphabetically on shelves next to the current issues.
Projects that past AAU graduate students completed in order to graduate. The MFA Desk is located in the Quiet Study area. You won’t be able to browse these materials, so use our online catalog to search for MFA projects. MFA thesis projects can only be viewed in the library.
Request movies at the Circulation Desk. You won’t be able to browse movies on the shelves, so use our online catalog to search for them. Movies can be checked out for one day, but remember to return them on time to avoid the $3/day overdue fine!
Circulating National Geographic magazines are located on the Quiet Study side of the library. The collection spans the years between 1923 and 2003. You can check these out for 2 weeks.
Our website offers access to full-text magazine articles and reference databases. They can also be accessed off-campus by entering your name as the username and your student ID number as the password when prompted.
We have a wide variety of categorized images from print sources stored in filing cabinets in Room 602. Scan them, copy them, or check them out for 2 weeks!
Rare Book Collection
Art and design titles published before 1950 that are rare and/or of high value. The library's acquisition of rare books, usually by gift, goes back to the beginning of the University and its library. Today, this collection has over 125 volumes, all related to the art, architecture, and design fields. They be located using our online catalog and can only be used in the library.
Reference books can only be used in the library. They are organized alphabetically by call number. You can use our online catalog to find books on your topic, and to find their call numbers and locations. If you can’t find the book you are looking for, ask for assistance at the Circulation Desk.
This collection is located along the back wall of the library. Use our online catalog to find screenplays, which can be checked out for 2 weeks.
Sound Effect and Motion Clip CD-ROMs
We have sound effects and motion clips on CD-ROM. You can search for these CDs in our online catalog. They are available at the circulation desk. You can check out 3 CDs for one week.