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Critical Studies: Multidisciplinary

COVID-19 Announement

CalArts Library Closed: Services Available

Due to the measures put in place by the Institute to protect the CalArts community and prevent the spread of novel coronavirus (COVID-19), the CalArts Library’s physical spaces will be closed until the campus restrictions have been lifted. All digital services will remain fully operational and starting September 8th, 2020, CalArts faculty, staff, and students can request books and other materials for pickup

For help navigating our digital collections, or if you have any other questions, use the blue “Questions?” button at the bottom of this page to speak with a librarian.  

Accessing Digital Resources

Accessing resources from off-campus

Set up "My Library Account" to be able to access your account information, renew books, and access electronic resources from off-campus.

Your username is your ID #

Create your own password

Using the CalArts Library Online

Research Help

Drop-in research help is not available until restrictions are lifted.


Research appointment: If you need in-depth help with your research, schedule an appointment to meet with a librarian remotely.

Off-Campus Assistance:
You may contact an individual librarian if there is a specific subject area you need assistance with. You may also email libref@calarts.edu if you are not sure who to contact.


You can get immediate assistance from a librarian by clicking on the blue “Questions?” button at the bottom of the library’s web pages.

Not sure if a research appointment is what you need? If you answer yes to one of the following, then send me an email!

  • Feeling stuck with your research?
  • Having difficulty finding a source(s)?
  • Want to make sure you're on the right track with your research?
  • Need a sounding board for your research idea?
  • Just enjoy talking to a librarian? (Who doesn't??)