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The Jessica R. Gund Memorial Library has collections specifically developed for the visual artist, designer, and craftsperson. The library's collections support CIA's accredited degree programs, with a special focus on providing materials for studio-intensive instruction.

Visiting the Library

Everyone is welcome in CIA's Gund Library. Our primary mission is to serve current students, faculty and staff of the Cleveland Institute of Art and our partner libraries - Case Western Reserve University, the Cleveland Institute of Music, and the Rock Hall Library & Archives. As an OhioLINK participant, we also welcome current students, faculty and staff from any OhioLINK library.

The general public, visiting scholars and art and design professionals are welcome to use the collections on-site on weekdays during regular business hours. Visitors wishing to use the library during nights or weekends should call in advance. Anyone 16 years of age or younger must be accompanied by an adult while in the library.


Many alumni and friends choose to support the Jessica R. Gund Memorial Library by making a donation or by donating gift-in-kind items such as books.

To find out more about either type of donation, contact Cristine Rom, Library Director, at 216.421.7440 or

Library Hours

Library Hours

Fall Semester 2015

Monday-Thursday 7:45am-9pm
Friday 7:45am-5pm
Saturday 12 noon-6pm
Sunday 12 noon-6pm

The circulation desk and group study room close and the copiers are turned off 15 minutes before the library closes.

Exceptions to Fall Semester Hours

November 25 open 10:00am-3:00pm

November 26-28 closed

November 29 open 2:00pm-6:00pm

December 12-13 closed

December 14-18 open 10:00am-4:00pm

December 19-20 closed

December 21-22 open 10:00am-4:00pm

December 23 open 10:00am-1:00pm

December 24-31 closed

Library News

Library News

The new book shelf is full! Stop in and see if something interests you.

We still have installations in the library from several different freshmen classes. You don't want to miss them!

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Support CIA

Show the world creativity matters: make a gift to the annual fund.

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2015 Fall Exhibitions

See engaging work by two artists starting Oct. 30.

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