The CalArts Library offers a full range of academic reference and instruction services with a focus on supporting the creative exploration of our community of students, faculty, artists, and scholars. The Library has a collection of over 200,000 physical items, 300,000 electronic resources, and an archival and rare book collection.
Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, the Library has remained open virtually, with access to the extensive electronic resources available 24 hours per day from anywhere in the world. With the reopening of campus this fall, Library staff will be available for reference services online both by appointment and on-call. Although some spaces will continue to be closed, most physical Library resources and spaces will be open to students by appointment and in accordance with appropriate social distancing safety measures.
Located in the Library and managed by the School of Critical Studies, the Writing Center offers one-on-one support for students seeking help with a range of writing-related tasks. Writing Center tutors are trained to assist students as they develop the skills of self-editing, organization, idea development, clarity and concision and critical thinking.
Tutors in the Writing Center will be available to meet with students by zoom throughout the fall semester. Details regarding additional in-person services will be shared on the Writing Center website prior to the start of the semester.