About the Arts Library

The Arts Library provides collections, services and facilities to support the study and teaching of the arts, including film, music, visual arts, photography, architecture, and theater and dance. The library is located in the lower west wing of the Geisel Library in beautiful, newly renovated space. The Arts Library was a leader and early adopter in the digitization of multimedia arts materials, and was the first academic library in the U.S. to digitize its entire slide collection. The library was the first major contributor to ARTstor-a widely used digital image library that supports teaching and scholarship in the arts and other disciplines. The library boasts an exceptional collection of twentieth-century music including audio recording and scores, and extensive film holdings. In addition to its cutting-edge resources and media delivery facilities, the Arts Library offers a lively program of novel arts and cultural events, from toy piano concerts to not-so-silent film screenings.