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Library FAQ: Home

A hub for frequently asked questions regarding Academy of Art University Library resources.

Library FAQ

Logging Into My Library Account

Logging Into A Library Database

Using a Database / Research Tutorials

Finding Books and Ebooks

Finding Academic Journal Articles

Citing Sources / Citation Support

I Still Need Help!

Ask a Librarian form

Do you have a reference question, but can't make it to the library to talk to a librarian? Submit your question using the Ask a Librarian form linked above and one of our librarians will get back to you during business hours, Monday through Friday.

You can also give us a call at 415-618-3842.

If you would like individual research help, you can use this form  to schedule an appointment with a librarian for a research consultation over Zoom or over the phone. 

(In-person appointments will be available when the library reopens after the resumption of in-person instruction and operations.)

This service is available to currently enrolled Academy of Art University students and faculty only.

Locations and Hours

NOTE: The AAU Main Library is CLOSED during remote instruction.

Main Library180 New Montgomery Street, 6th Floor, San Francisco, California 94105

Architectural Collection Location: 601 Brannan Street, Room 122A, San Francisco, California 94107

Hours: Monday-Friday, 10-12, 1-4

Materials Library: 1849 Washington Street, Room 320, San Francisco, California 94109

Hours: Tuesday, Friday, and Saturday from 12-5pm.

Please make a timed reservation using the Webcheckout System.