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About the Art Library

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Named for Professor Clarence Ward, Museum Director & Art Department Chairman, 1917-1949.

Located on the top floor of the Allen Memorial Art Museum addition designed by the noted architectural firm Venturi and Rauch.

Study Carrels

  • 36 study carrels
  • For students, staff, and faculty
  • Assigned for one semester with option of renewal
  • Applications at Circulation Desk
  • Most Library Use Only material may be checked out to carrels with approval
  • Carrel Cards are used to check out items to a carrel


  • 100,000 volumes
  • Covers all the visual arts worldwide, all time periods, and all art forms such as Architecture, Painting, Drawing, Sculpture, Prints, Photography, New Media, etc.
  • In-depth coverage of Western European, Chinese, Japanese, and American art



Last updated:
October 09, 2015