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Introduction to the CalArts Library

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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. 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.  

Getting started in the library 

Your library card is your CalArt Student ID card

My Library Account

Set up "My Library Account" to be able to access your account information, renew books, access databases off-campus and request Interlibrary Loans. 

Your username is your ID #

Create your own password

Renewing books

From the Library Catalog sign into My Library Account:

sign in to your account

After you sign in, click My Library Account:

Click my account

You can then see the items on your account; click the renew button.