Visual Resources Library

The Visual Resources Library supports the image needs of the Visual Arts Department and the wider campus community.  The primary campus resource, the ARTstor Digital Library, is not only a subscription to over 1.5 million images in the arts, architecture, humanities, and sciences, but also a place where departments can build their own local teaching collections.  For help using ARTstor, searching for images elsewhere, or integrating images in teaching and learning activities, visit the Finding and Using Images LibGuide or contact the Visual Resources Coordinator for further guidance.  Optimized Mac and PC computers and a scanner are available in the Library for access to image resources and related software applications.

In addition to digital resources, the Visual Resources Library also offers approximately 100,000 35 mm slides of architecture, painting, sculpture, photography, and functional art (e.g. furniture and ceramics) for classroom use, accessible by appointment in the Slide Study Room, Fenwick 404. Developed as a teaching resource, the slide collection reflects the topics of courses offered in the Visual Arts Department. Roughly 40 % of the total slide collection is searchable online through the slide library catalog. Individual slides can be digitized for academic use as needed.

The Visual Resources Library also maintains a collection of DVDs and VHS tapes to support the study of art and related culture. Most videos circulate to faculty as needed; viewing stations are provided in O’Kane 497 for students. Instructors may also request that items be placed on reserve in the Multimedia Resource Center (Stein 324) for their courses. The entire video collection is searchable in the library catalog.

O'Kane 497

Academic Year Hours:
Monday - Friday 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Janis DesMarais
O'Kane 498
Visual Resources Coordinator
Phone: (508) 793 - 2453