Our Library

Click here for the Library catalogue (you do not need to log in). Click here for the Library Research Guide.

Our Library is one of the only dedicated visual art libraries in South Australia. It has a collection of approximately 5,500 art books, a selection of arts magazines and subscriptions to Oxford Art Online and Very Short Introductions. These resources are available for use by students and staff.

Library Staff

Opening hours (during term)

Monday        10.00am – 3.30pm  Catherine
Tuesday       12.00pm – 2.00pm   Andrew
Wednesday  12.00pm – 4.00pm   David
                     4.00pm - 5.00pm Andrew
Thursday     10.00am – 3.30pm   Catherine
Friday          10.00am – 3.30pm   Catherine

See Administration to borrow or return books outside the above hours.


Students can borrow and return books using a self-check system that uses the same login and password as our computers/printers. The following guidelines apply:

  • Maximum of three books at any one time
  • High Demand collection – one week loan, no renewals
  • Main collection – two week loan, one renewal
  • Staff collection (orange dot) – staff borrowing, onsite use only for students
  • Reference and rare books – onsite use only
  • Magazines – onsite use only in Magazine Reading Room
  • Students with overdue books at the end of semester will be unable to obtain their grades or enrol
  • Lost items will incur replacement cost plus $30 administrative fee

Students should contact the Librarian for the most current borrowing information.

Reimbursement for Membership at Other Libraries

Students may join the Flinders University Library, University of South Australia Library or the Barr Smith Library at the University of Adelaide as Community Borrowers.

Those enrolled in Honours or Level 3 Art History & Theory and Studio Practice will be reimbursed 100% of the cost of membership. Full-time Level 1 and 2 students or part-time students enrolled in Art History & Theory, Contemporary Studio Practice or Professional Studies will be reimbursed 50% of the cost of membership.

Eligible students who want to take up this offer will need to pay the membership fee to the relevant institution, retain the receipt, and attached it to a completed reimbursement form (available in Administration). Reimbursement is by direct deposit; students must supply their bank details.

Library Donations

Donations of quality art books are always a welcome addition to the Library, in particular, donations of books on our acquisitions list. Please contact the Librarian or Reception staff regarding donations.