Carol H. Graney
Associate Provost and Director of University Libraries
Anderson Hall First Floor | 215-717-6280 | University Libraries Website
The University libraries are central to the educational mission of the University, enabling and enriching every student’s professional preparation and general education. Through the services the library staff provides, and through the materials it collects or to which it provides access, the University Libraries seek to enhance teaching and improve learning, and to educate students in the arts to be successful and productive users of information.
The University Libraries of the University of the Arts includes the following three campus locations:
- The Albert M. Greenfield Library, on the first floor and lower level of Anderson Hall (333 South Broad Street), serves as the main library for the campus, containing materials in many formats on art and design, communication, dance, theater, film and television, multimedia, liberal arts, and other general subjects. The Greenfield Library also houses the libraries’ administrative offices and technical services operation, as well as the library’s Picture File, University Archives, and the library’s Special Collections, with particular strengths in book arts and textiles.
- The Music Library, on the third floor of the Merriam Theater Building (250 South Broad Street), is a specialized library serving academic programs and interests in music. Its holdings and services are also important for students and faculty studying or needing information about dance, musical theater, and other areas related to music. The Music Library contains listening facilities for recorded sound in addition to general reading areas and a music education resource area.
- The Visual Resources Collection (VRC), on the mezzanine of Anderson Hall, provides image resources for teaching and study. The collection is made up of digital images, slides and pictures of a variety of subjects, with a focus on reproductions of artwork. Equipment in the VRC may be used for viewing personal images, as well as digital images and slides from the collections.
The total holdings of the libraries are more than 121,000 books and bound periodicals, 18,000 music scores, 134,000 mounted and encapsulated pictures, 17,000 digital images and 189,000 slides, 18,000 items of recorded music in LP and CD formats, and over 4,000 audiovisual materials in video and multimedia formats. In addition, over 53,000 full-text electronic books can be accessed through the library catalog. Over 50 electronic reference tools are also available online, including periodical indexes with full-text articles, databases including image and audio files, and specialized encyclopedias and reference works. To access the electronic resources, see http://library.uarts.edu under “Online Resources.” Listening and viewing facilities, Internet access, and photocopiers are available in addition to general reading facilities.
Information about the libraries’ collections is available through an online catalog that is accessible via the Internet.
Reference assistance and course reserves are available at each library location. Some materials on course reserve are available electronically through the libraries’ online catalog. The libraries provide other information services such as interlibrary loan, class instruction in research techniques and library use, and advanced electronic research capabilities including discounted online database searching for students. The library maintains reciprocal use arrangements with other nearby academic libraries.
News about services and collections can be found on the Libraries’ homepage at http://library.uarts.edu and on the UArts Libraries’ Facebook page.
Albert M. Greenfield Library: 215-717-6280
Music Library: 215-717-6292
Visual Resources Collection: 215-717-6290
University Libraries’ website: http://library.uarts.edu