Library . Collections
The Jessica R. Gund Memorial 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; 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 color and 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.
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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 digital image collection which is integrated into ARTstor and a variety of other resources for high quality digital images.
The library staff also uses Shared Shelf to provide access to its local image collections 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 email@example.com.
We have moved! We have settled in to our new space at 11610 Euclid Ave., and we're almost ready to open. The week of August 3 we will be open from 1:00pm-4:00pm. Stop in and take a look at your new library!!
May 16–July 31 closed for the move
August 3–7 open 1:00pm-4:00pm
August 8–9 closed
August 10–14 open 10:00am-4:00pm
August 15–16 closed
August 17–21 open 10:00am-4:00pm
August 22 closed
August 23 open 2:00pm-6:00pm
The circulation desk and group study room close and the copiers are turned off 15 minutes before the library closes.