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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

The Materials Library is open for Spring 2022 semester! 

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

Hours: Tuesday and Friday, 12-5pm, and Saturday from 12:30-4:30pm.

Please make a timed reservation using the Webcheckout System.


NOTE: The library continues to operate remotely due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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

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