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Art & Architecture Library during COVID-19


Library Access

The Art & Architecture Library is open by appointment only. Appointments can be made here: When you arrive for your appointment, call the front desk, 540-231-9271, to gain access to Cowgill Hall.

Appointments will be a maximum of two-hours and patrons are allowed to browse the stacks during their appointment time. Gloves will be provided and must be worn while browsing books at all times.

Alternatively, books can be picked up at the front desk by placing a hold on the item in the library catalog.


Research Help

A subject librarian is available to assist you with research. Click here to submit a question.

Reach all Art & Architecture Library staff for any reason at


Online Resources

For an overview of our online resources, review the Online Resource Handout linked below.



For more information on using the University Libraries during COVID-19 visit



For Whom? By Whom? 

The Art & Architecture Library in collaboration with the School of Architecture + Design is embarking upon a set of actions to collectively examine the relationships between design and equity. We are galvanized by the events of Spring and Summer 2020, namely the horrific killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery. However, these conversations are long overdue, and will continue past Fall 2020. For Whom? By Whom? will reach across the different disciplines of the School, through actions such as public talks, film nights, reading groups, and exhibits. We welcome every member of the community – students, faculty, and staff – to participate and contribute.

Below are featured resources from the Art & Architecture Library to help us all become more informed.

Virtual New Book Cart

The Art & Architecture Library temporarily removed the new book cart for the Fall Semester to prevent the additional spread of germs.  Instead, we've created a Virtual New Book Cart on Worldcat lists.  Check back weekly for an updated list.

CAUS Faculty Book Display

Book Display