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Student Guide to the Art Library: Using the Library

Use this guide to learn about the Art Library and discover resources related to art history, studio art, and design.

Library Hours

The Art Library is open Monday-Friday 9 am to 5 pm.

If you need to return books outside of operational hours, use the book drop outside the library entrance in Schneider Hall or return to Ekstrom Library (either the desk or book drop). 

Who We Are

Stine with bookshelves

   Courtney Stine (she/hers)
   Associate Professor & Director 




Blair with artwork behind her

   Trish Blair (she/hers)


Davis with dark background


   Justin Davis (he/him)
   Access Services 

Art Library Spaces

Group Zone: The group zone is located by the journal stacks by the glass windows that overlook the lobby. 

Quiet Zone: The quiet zone is located in the seating area between the book stacks and folios. 

Carrels: Students may request a library carrel for private study and storage of checked out Art Library materials. Priority goes to faculty and graduate students. To reserve a carrel, contact

Restroom: The Art Library does not have a public restroom. You will need to exit the library and go down to the bottom level of Schneider Hall. We apologize for the inconvenience! 

Room 102C: The Art Library’s 102C room is reserved for University of Louisville students for individual or group study. To book room 102C, go to

This room may also be used for prayer or meditation whenever available (no reservations required). A prayer rug is provided in the space. 

art conference room

Image Credits: These images belong to the University of Louisville.

Our Mission, Vision, and Values

Our Mission:

To support UofL students, faculty, staff, and community users by:

  • Providing print and electronic resources in art history, theory, studio art, design, and curatorial practices that feature a diversity of perspectives.
  • Fostering the discovery of art information through creative and scholarly research, critical thinking, and visual literacy.

Our Vision:

Realize our potential as the only academic library dedicated to the visual arts in Kentucky.

Our Values:

  • Diversity, Equity, Inclusivity, and Belonging
  • Student Success
  • Collaboration
  • Communication
  • Community
  • Connection
  • Creativity