On Thursday, June 25th, the Art & Architecture Library will temporarily close as it begins the relocation process to its new home in the heart of the McMurtry Art & Art History Building. The Art & Architecture Library will reopen on Monday, August 24th.
The collection will not be accessible from June 25th to August 23rd. Materials may not be viewed onsite, checked out, or paged to another campus library as they will either be in transit between locations or in the process of being reshelved. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Any Art materials needed over the summer should be checked out prior to June 25th. Please contact Interlibrary Borrowing to obtain titles not available from the Art & Architecture Library during the closure period. As is always the case, Art & Architecture Library materials may be returned at any Stanford library.
The new Art & Architecture Library will comprise the second floor of the new McMurtry Building, appearing as a floating glass box suspended within the embrace of the Building’s art practice and art study strands. Included in the new Library facility are a variety of study and seating options, graduate study carrels, media viewing rooms, an exhibition area and much more. The entire current collection of the Library, numbering approximately 165,000 volumes and DVDs, will move to the new facility. This figure includes the Library’s Art Locked Stacks collection, numbering approximately 9,000 unique and special items, which will be housed in a climate controlled collection area within the Library’s collections area.
For updates during the moving process, please visit the Art & Architecture Library website:
To contact the Art & Architecture Library staff, please email: