Using the Library:Request and Return Library Items

Request Library Materials

Search the online catalog. Display the full record for the item by clicking on the title link. Click on the "Request Item" button. When the item is ready, you will receive a Hold Availability Notice.

If the item is checked out you will join the hold queue.  Once the item is returned you will be notified the item is available for pick up.

If the item is not available, please submit an Interlibrary loan request for the item by clicking on the "Request Item through Interlibrary Loan" button instead. You may also contact your metier librarian for suggestions of alternate resources.


Request Media

Faculty and staff only may request Library Film Services media.

To request:  email with title and shelf location.

When the item is ready, you will receive an email with instructions on how to schedule an appointment to pick-up the item.


Return Items

Library materials may be returned inside the building in the book return located to the left of the Main Library doors.

If you are coming on to campus, you must abide by the procedures listed on

Library materials may also be returned by mail to:
ATTN: Circulation Department
CalArts Library
24700 McBean Parkway
Valencia, CA 91355


CalArts Library
24700 McBean Pkwy
Valencia, CA 91355

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