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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 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.

Donate

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 lponikvar@cia.edu.

Library Hours

Library Hours

Summer Break 2017

Monday-Friday: 10am-4pm
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

The circulation desk and group study room close and the copiers are turned off 15 minutes before the library closes. Summer hours are subject to change without notice.

Exceptions to Summer Break Hours

May 29: Closed
July 3-4: Closed

Library News

Library News

Great news! The library now receives Hi Fructose magazine. Our first issue is on the current periodical shelf.

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Support CIA

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

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2017 Commencement

Commencement will begin at noon on Saturday, May 20, at the Cleveland Museum of Art.

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