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Art Research Guide

 Welcome to the Art research guide 

Use the menu to the left (or above on mobile devices) to explore library research tools that are best suited for your discipline. Guides offer recommendations for journal article databases, encylopedias, open access resources, and useful books and ebooks in our collection. 

 Search the Library Catalogue for books and other physical materials 


 Remote Library Services 


Research Help:

Book a Teams meeting with an OCAD U Librarian for research help through our Virtual Reference Desk at

Service hours:

Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Wednesdays - 11:00 am – 1:00 pm 


Email your research questions any time to 

Circulation inquiries (questions about overdue books, holds, blocks):

Email your circulation questions to 


Software support:

Book a meeting with one of our student staff members to get help using a software taught at OCAD U at 

  • Adobe Creative Suite programs such as Acrobat, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign and more
  • Microsoft Office programs such as Word, Powerpoint and Excel 
  • Motion graphics programs such as After Effects, Premiere and iMovie
  • 3D modeling software such as AutoCAD, Sketchup, Revit and Rhino 

Service Hours: 
Monday to Thursday - 9:00am - 9:00pm 
Friday - 9:00am - 6:00pm 
Saturdays - 11:00am - 4:00pm


Class Visits - Library Research and Information Literacy Skills

Email the Library at to book a class visit that can be customized to suit your course content. 

Email Archivist Madeleine Bognar at to book a class visit about Archival or primary source research.