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CalArts Library Online Teaching Toolkit

CalArts Library Closed, Fall 2020: 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 remain fully operational and faculty can request books and other physical materials for pickup. Librarians are here to help you with your needs remotely through our online platforms and services.


This guide is designed to provide a central hub for how to utilize theCalArts Library's electronic resources for instruction at no cost to you or your students.

This guide covers: 

  • Using library resources from a copyright perspective
  • Resources lists and pro-tips that cover which resources are best for which metiér and research area
  • Several 3-5 minute long instructional videos for you to use in asynchronous online learning 
  • An FAQ page that covers our most commonly ask reference and circulation questions 
  • How to utilize librarian expertise in a fully online environment

Watch the 3-minute video below to learn how to use the library remotely.