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Library Services

Reserve a Study Room

The library has two rooms that students, faculty, and staff can reserve for group study, collaborative work, meetings, or any time a space is needed during library hours.  To learn more and to make a reservation, visit

Schedule an appointment with a librarian

You can schedule an appointment with a librarian to get one on one help with all of your research! Choose either a 30 or 60 minute meeting that works best for your schedule. This service is available to any CIA community member. We look forward to meeting with you.

Ask for Library help!

We are always here to help you. Call, stop by, or ask a question online. The library staff will respond to online questions as soon as possible.

Request Library resource purchases

Current CIA faculty, staff or students may fill out our library request form if you would like us to add an item or resource to our collection. We will consider your requests and follow up with you regarding purchasing decisions.

Services for Faculty

The library provides a comprehensive array of resources and services for CIA faculty members. Please visit our Library Services for Faculty page for complete information.

Course Reserves
The Gund Library offers course reserves for CIA degree program classes. For specific information and guidelines, or to place items on reserve, please refer to the current Course Reserves Policy. Click here to view current course reserves. Faculty with questions about course reserves can contact Library Assistant, Jackie Lagunzad at

Artists’ Books and Special Collections
If you would like to use items from our artists’ books collection or special collection materials for your class, please contact Library Director, Laura Ponikvar at at least two weeks in advance.

Library Instruction
Do your students really know how to use the library? The library staff is always willing to provide instruction for your class. To schedule a library instruction session, please contact Natalie Amato, Instruction & Outreach Librarian, at at least two weeks in advance.

Proxy Form
In order for your student assistant or department TS to be able to check out library materials for you, we must have a current proxy form on file in the library. Please fill out the online proxy form. A library staff member will follow up with you shortly.

Interlibrary Loan Services
If an item is not available through our local consortium catalog, please check the OhioLINK catalog, SearchOhio, and the Cleveland Public Library catalog before considering interlibrary loan. For help finding materials, please contact the library staff. Be prepared to provide as much information as possible, including author, title, publisher, date, and page numbers, as well as the location of the original citation. Please be aware that the owning library may charge a fee for lending a book or providing a photocopy. Submit questions or requests to

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.

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