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 and will need to sign in with the Institute's security personnel. Anyone 16 years of age or younger must be accompanied by an adult while in the library.
Library computers are reserved for CIA and partner library patrons; visitors are asked to check at the desk before using library computers. Printing is restricted to CIA and partner library patrons.
Many alumni and friends choose to support the Jessica R. Gund Memorial Library by making a cash donation or by donating gift-in-kind items. The library staff welcomes donations of art publications in excellent condition and will acknowledge all donations in writing; the staff is not permitted to assign values to gift-in-kind donations.
To find out more about either type of donation, contact Laura Ponikvar, Library Director, at 216.421.7442 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The circulation desk and group study rooms close and the copier is turned off 15 minutes before the library closes. Fall hours are subject to change without notice.
Exceptions to Fall Hours
September 4: Closed
We now have access to Mango Languages and Films on Demand: Master Academic Package! Get a head start on the new school year by learning a new language or watching some great videos. Links to these resources are on our "More Resources" page. Stop by or call the library for more information.
Don't forget that all CIA faculty, staff and students now have access to the Chronicle of Higher Education (www.chronicle.com) online. Create an account using your CIA email address for off campus access.
Stop by the library to learn more!