Section 6: University Libraries

University Libraries
Carol Graney
Associate Provost and Director of University Libraries
Telephone: 215-717-6280

Greenfield Library, Anderson Hall, 
333 South Broad Street, Room 115

The University libraries are central to the educational mission of the University, enabling and enriching every student’s professional preparation and general education. Through the services the library staff provides, and through the materials it collects or to which it provides access, the University libraries seek to enhance teaching and improve learning, and to educate students in the arts to be successful and productive users of information.  The Albert M. Greenfield Library, Music Library, and Visual Resources Collection comprise the University Libraries.

The Libraries can be a quiet haven away from the residence halls and classroom areas, a place to meet for group study or do your research and use library materials, or just a place to plug in and charge your laptop and surf the Web.  We welcome the UArts community.

The University Libraries add approximately 3,500 new items every year and put new books on display every week. The total holdings include more than 127,000 books and bound periodicals, 18,000 music scores, 114,000 mounted and encapsulated pictures, 18,000 digital images, 19,000 items of recorded music in LP and CD formats, and 4,000 video materials in videocassette and DVD formats. Listening and viewing facilities, Internet and campus wireless access, and networked photocopiers for copying and scanning are available in addition to general reading facilities.

The University Libraries subscribe to more than 50 electronic reference tools, including an eBook collection holding more than 75,000 multidisciplinary titles; and online periodical databases, encyclopedias, and streaming audio and video databases. They can be accessed anywhere on the UArts campus network and from off-campus by logging in with your UArts username and password.

Reference assistance and course reserves are available at each University library location. Some materials on course reserve are available electronically through the libraries’ online catalogue.  Electronic reference service is also available via instant messaging on the Libraries' website by selecting "need help? chat live with library staff". The libraries provide other information services such as interlibrary loan and class instruction in research techniques and library use. The Libraries maintain reciprocal use arrangements with other nearby academic libraries.

News about services and collections can be found on the Libraries’ homepage at and on the UArts Libraries’ Facebook page.

Albert M. Greenfield Library
Location:  Anderson Hall, 1st Floor
Hours:  Monday - Thursday, 8:15am - 10:30pm
Friday, 8:15am - 6:00pm
Saturday, 12pm - 5:00pm
Sunday, 4:00pm - 9:00pm
Circulation Services: 215-717-6280
Reference Services: 215-717-6282 / 215-717-6283

The Albert M. Greenfield Library, on the first floor and lower level of Anderson Hall (333 South Broad Street), serves as the main library for the campus and contains materials in many formats on art and design, communication, dance, theater, film and television, multimedia, liberal arts, and other general subjects. Recent renovations to the Greenfield Library include an expanded reading room with new reading tables and chairs, updated lounge seating, and a new laptop bar. The Greenfield Library houses the Libraries’ administrative offices, as well as the Picture File, and the University Archives.

Music Library
Location: Merriam Theater Building, 3rd Floor
Hours: Monday - Thursday, 8:15am - 8:00pm
Friday, 8:15am - 6:00pm
Saturday, 12pm - 5:00pm
Sunday, 4:00pm - 9:00pm
Circulation Services: 215-717-6292
Music Librarian: 215-717-6293

The Music Library, on the third floor of the Merriam Theater Building (250 South Broad Street), is a specialized library serving academic programs and interests in music. Its holdings and services are also important for students and faculty studying or needing information about dance, musical theater, and other areas related to music. The Music Library contains listening facilities for recorded sound in addition to general reading areas and a music education resource area.

Visual Resources Collection
Location: Anderson Hall, Mezzanine level
Hours: Monday 9:00 am-5:00 pm
Tuesday - Thursday 9:00am - 7:00pm
Friday, 9:00am - 6:00pm
Telephone: 215-717-6290
Visual Resources Librarian:  215-717-6294

The Visual Resources Collection (VRC), on the mezzanine of Anderson Hall, provides image resources for teaching and study, and houses the Libraries’ Special Collections, with particular strengths in book arts and textiles. The visual resources collections are made up of digital images and pictures of a variety of subjects with a focus on reproductions of artwork. The staff of the VRC provides training in and support for using digital images in the classroom, and in the use of the library’s images and the licensed image databases such as ARTstor. Equipment in the VRC may be used for viewing personal images, as well as digital images from the collections.

Additional and updated information can be found on the University Libraries website at