Library users are welcome to visit the SMFA Library any time we’re open, without an appointment. If you’re an instructor and would like to bring your class to the library, we ask that you schedule your visit with us in advance so we're prepared to meet your needs.
Class meeting with a librarian
SMFA librarians are happy to work with you to design a customized library visit for your class. Please fill out the SMFA Library instruction request form at least two weeks before the date you’d like your class to visit.
Examples of class meetings with a librarian include:
- Mind-mapping & research session
- Presentation of artists' books & zines from our collections
- Custom library workshop
- Library instruction tailored to a specific assignment
Class visit without a librarian
If you would like to bring your class to the library and no librarian is needed during the visit, please fill out the SMFA Library instruction request form at least one week before the date you’d like your class to visit.
Examples of class visits without a librarian include:
- Browsing the collection
- Browsing a specific section related to your class
- Checking out books for an assignment
- Viewing specific items from our Special Collections (requested via the form)
Other library instruction resources
We can work with you to create an online research guide tailored to your course. To request a guide, email Carrie Salazar (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Examples of course guides:
We also provide many Subject Guides, which include information and resources you can use to get started with subject-based research on a wide range of arts topics.
SMFA Library staff are happy to help students at all stages of research, assignments, and independent projects.
Get in touch to schedule an appointment!
See our Research Help page for more information.