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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.

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. Access to Special Collections and the Institute'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.

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

Fall 2019

August 26–December 13
Monday–Thursday: 7:45am–9pm
Friday: 7:45am–5pm
Saturday–Sunday: 12–6pm

Exceptions to Fall 2019 hours:
Mon Sep 2: Closed (Labor Day)
Wed Nov 27: 10am–3pm
Thu Nov 28–Sat Nov 30: Closed (Thanksgiving)
Sat–Sun Dec 14–15: Closed
Dec 23–Jan 1: Closed (winter break)
Dec 16–21: 10am–4pm

The circulation desk and group study rooms close 15 minutes before the library closes. Library hours are subject to change without notice.

Please note: 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.

Contact a Librarian

Contact a Librarian

Need help?

Schedule an appointment with a librarian

(Choose a 30 or 60 minute appointment with the librarian whose schedule best meets your needs.)

Email a Librarian

Or call 216-421-7440