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The Jessica R. Gund Memorial Library has collections specifically developed for the students, faculty, and staff of CIA. The library's collections support CIA's accredited degree programs, with a focus on visual art, design, and craft.

The Jessica R. Gund Memorial Library's primary mission is to serve current students and employees at the Cleveland Institute of Art, as well as visitors from our partner libraries at Case Western Reserve University, the Cleveland Institute of Music and the Rock Hall Library & Archives. Additionally, we welcome current students and employees from any OhioLINK member institutions.

The public, visiting scholars, and art and design professionals are welcome to use the collections for art and design research on weekdays during regular business hours. Visitors who wish to use the library during nights or weekends should call in advance. Access to Special Collections and the College's Archives for non-CIA researchers is by appointment only and limited to weekdays between 9am and 5pm as librarians are available. Anyone 16 years of age or younger must be accompanied by an adult while in the library.

Library computers are reserved for CIA faculty, staff and students; visitors must ask at the desk for guest login access. Visitor use of the computers is strictly limited to library research activities. Printing is restricted to CIA and partner library patrons.

All non-CIA library visitors must sign in and show identification at the library's front desk.


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. For more information, please visit our Information for Donors page.

For additional information, send an email to

Library Hours


August 23, 2021 - December 10, 2021

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

December 13, 2021 - December 22, 2021

Monday - Friday - 10am - 4pm
Saturday - Sunday - closed

Holiday Closures

September 6, 2021 - Labor Day
November 25-28, 2021 - Thanksgiving
December 23, 2021 - January 2, 2022 - closed

Library hours are subject to change without notice.

Contact a Librarian

Please visit our Library Updates page.

Need help?

CHAT with a library staff member during our open hours.

Schedule an online appointment with a librarian

(Choose a 30 or 60 minute appointment with the librarian whose schedule best meets your needs. Appointments can be done in person or online via Zoom. Please use the email link below if you need help outside of available hours and we will set that up with you!)

Email a Librarian

Or text 216-208-4157

If you do not have access to email, call 216-421-7440.