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Collections

The Cleveland Institute of Art Library has collections specifically developed for the visual artist, designer, and craftsperson. The library contains 47,000 books, exhibition catalogs, and CD-ROMs; 145 current periodical subscriptions; access to a broad range of digital images; 1,600 sound recordings; 600 videotapes, DVDs, and films; a picture file for visual reference; access to online databases and full text resources; and an extensive collection of “artists’ books” (books made by artists as works of art). In addition, the library has AV and digital equipment and color as well as black and white photocopiers.

Together the library’s collections support the Institute’s accredited degree programs, with a special focus on providing materials for studio-intensive instruction. The library documents the major participants, events, and trends of international contemporary art, photography, craft, and design; includes theory and technical information as well as visual resources; and makes available a variety of professional, legal, and business information for artists. The library’s collection of contemporary art publications ranks with the best American colleges and universities, and its collection of “artists’ books” is nationally recognized.

Click here for more information about our collection of artists’ books.

Image Collections

CIA faculty, students and staff have access to a wealth of digital images for educational purposes. ARTstor is a digital library of art images, associated descriptive information, and software tools designed to enhance teaching, learning, and scholarship. ARTstor contains over one million digital images of art, architecture and archaeology from a wide-range of cultures and time periods. This image collection continues to grow, adding subject-specific collections and expanding coverage for modern art.

The library staff also maintains a local collection of digital images not available through ARTstor, as well as providing access to other high-quality image resources.

For more information about the library’s image collections, please contact Laura Ponikvar, Image and Instructional Services Librarian at 216.421.7442, or lponikvar@cia.edu.

Library News

Library News

From Nov. 14 through Nov. 21 the artists' book display will be Formats, Materials & Designs. The books are on display in the library gallery from 9am to 4pm, Monday through Friday. Stop in and enjoy!

Library Hours

Library Hours

Fall Semester 2014

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

August 24 open 2:00pm-6:00pm
September 1 closed Institute holiday
October 6 closed 11:45am-1pm
November 26 open 10:00am-3:00pm
November 27-29 closed
November 30 open 2:00pm-6:00pm
December 13-14 closed
December 15-19 open 10:00am-4:00pm
December 20-21 closed
December 22 open 10:00am-4:00pm
December 23 open 10:00am-1:00pm
December 24-31 closed

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