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  • We are super excited to be launching a new catalogue today:

    Staff are learning a completely new library system, so please be patient with us as we get used to the new system.

    To login to your account to renew your items, use your Emily Carr email username and the last four digits of your phone number. Contact us if you're having problems.

    Questions? Comments? Send them our way.


  • We will be closed on Monday, May 16th. The library catalog will be unavailable on that day.

    We are moving to a new library system and will have a new library catalog that you can access on Tueday, May 17th.

  • Think Asian art and American architecture have nothing in common? Think again, because they do! Both subjects have been expanded in ARTstor, so you now have access to thousands of additional art and architecture images.

    Highlights include:

  • Have you noticed that some of our databases have changed? ProQuest, a popular database provider, has purchased two of our popular databases - Artbibliographies Modern (ABM) and Design and Applied Arts Index (DAAI). While ProQuest does some fine tweaking to ABM and DAAI, you may notice that you're not able to find full text articles using the Where can I get this? link. This will be resolved as quickly as possible. In the mean time, contact the library if you need help finding resources, and enjoy the new look and features of our ProQuest databases!

  • For the first time, the library is a venue for some of the art of the 2011 Degree Exhibition. Stop by from now until Sunday, May 22, 2011, to see the works on display:

  • The Library is thrilled to be part of the Exhibition Show for the first time ever. One of the opening night highlights was Joanna Peters performance piece titled Dress Up Wearables. The performance was unexpected and utterly delightful.

    The Library will be open special hours during Grad Show.

    View the catalogue website

  • As this year's Degree Exhibition (aka Grad Show) approaches, it's interesting to look back and see the work that grads have produced in the past. Some notable grads include: Brian Jungen, Martha Sturdy, Attila Lukacs, and Jin-me Yoon. The Library has small, lovely collection of grad show documentation.

  • Here is a list of new books with their call numbers. Click on each title to see if it's available.

    If an item is checked out you can request a copy and you will be receive an email when it is available for pickup.

    View previous new item lists

  • Who are you? I'm Michael Culverwell. I specialize in teaching Industrial Design and Drawing for Design in the Design faculty, and related courses in the Foundation faculty, such as Design in Space.

    What do you like about the Library? I use the Library frequently because it possesses an excellent selection of international periodicals that not only cover art and design subject matter but also historical, cultural and current issues. The Library also provides excellent resource and research material from both their general book collection and the website. The staff are always very helpful, and go out of their way to assist both faculty and students in their constant quest for information.

  • The Library will be closed from Friday, April 22 until Monday, April 25th. We'll be open Tuesday, April 26th at 9am.

    Library hours for the Summer semester

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