The Arts Library has more than 300,000 volumes in the fields of architecture, architectural history, art, art history, design, fashion and costume, film, television, photography, theater, urban design, and allied disciplines. More than one-third of these holdings are stored in the Southern Regional Library Facility.
Reference assistance is available during reference hours, via e-mail, or by scheduled appointment. Detailed research guides are available online for architecture and urban design; art and art history; design media arts; film, television, and theater; and image resources.
Located on the entry level floor, the Circulation Desk provides assistance with lending and returns of materials, recalls and fines, library cards, course reserves, laptop checkout, Cage and Belt collections paging, and general information.
Reference Reading Area
Located on the entry level floor next to the Arts Library Reference collection, the reading area contains several group tables for study and use of reference materials. Although relatively quiet, this area is adjacent to other service areas and patrons should expect some ambient noise.
Quiet Study Reading Room
Located on the 5th floor, the reading room is reserved for quiet study. It contains individual study carrels, tables, and different types of seating.
The Arts Library has more than 300,000 volumes in the fields of architecture, architectural history, art, art history, design, fashion and costume, film, television, photography, theater, and urban design. More than one-third of these holdings are stored in the Southern Regional Library Facility. Most of the rest are housed in the open stacks of the Arts Library’s main facility in 1400 Public Affairs Building. Most open-stack materials circulate to readers with valid UCLA Library cards; major exceptions are reference works and current unbound periodicals. A small number of frequently requested items designated for permanent or specific course reserves are kept in closed stacks behind the circulation desk, from where they can may be requested. Materials in Arts Library Closed Stacks Audio-visual Media are also shelved at the circulation desk, with a circulation period of one week for University of California students, staff, and faculty.
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