A branch of UGA’s library system, the Art Library serves the Lamar Dodd School of Art and the university community-at-large and is open to the public.  While the Art Library is too small to house the bulk of the fine arts collection, it does hold current art periodicals, a rotating cast of new books, course reserves, a reference section, a media collection, and a zine library. The Art Library also maintains group study rooms, two public computer workstations and a flatbed scanner. Daily library delivery allows students and faculty to request and return books from other libraries, including the entire fine arts collection, on campus here at the Dodd. The Art Library is also the central resource for images and imaging technologies used by instructors and students at the Dodd for teaching and studying purposes. The Art Library maintains an image database that includes art historical images, student and faculty work, and installation views of Dodd Galleries exhibitions.

Art Library


Room N201
Monday through Friday 9am–5pm 

Research Guides

Image Resources: an in-depth research guide for help identifying, selecting, and using images. Includes information about fair use and copyright, technical specs, and open source image resources.

Art & Art History: a general research guide for help getting starting with research in the visual arts. This guide supports the broad areas of art history, studio art, design, and art education. 


The Artist is Reading


The Artist is Reading is a mini-residency of sorts. Reading lists are solicited from visiting artists, scholars and alumni and then displayed throughout the Dodd on a roaming sandwich board. Books, movies, music, and more have been selected, and all can be checked out by students and faculty via the Art Library.

Zine Library

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Begun in 2017, the zine library is a donations-based collection featuring works by Dodd students, faculty, alumni, and the broader Athens community. The collection already includes over 100 zines and is accepting donations.

Zine Donation Form (PDF)