You will find excellent library facilities available at the University of Arizona. The Main Library contains an art book collection consisting of approximately 120,000 volumes and 200 current art journal subscriptions in an overall library collection of approximately 7 million titles. Supporting collections include extensive holdings in facsimile editions and original rare books and manuscripts in Special Collections. New databases and services are added continually to the extremely user-friendly, state-of-the-art system, including internal and external subject searches, access to the catalogs of other university libraries and to a wide range of databases, and to new computerized research tools on a world-wide basis, including Worldcat. An efficient Interlibrary Loan Department makes available materials not in the libraries of the University of Arizona from other national and international collections.
In addition, you can take advantage of the Science-Engineering and Fine Arts Libraries, the former of which houses 20,000 titles and 120 periodicals concerning architectural design, history and theory, graphic communication, history of photography and building technology. The Center for Creative Photography houses works by over 100 famous twentieth-century photographers in its internationally known archival collection of photographs. The Southwest Folklore Center houses tapes and manuscript archives of Southwest music and folklore. The Arizona State Museum, in the center of campus, specializes in prehistoric, prehispanic, and recent Indian cultures of the Southwest and includes the Pal Kelemen Spanish Colonial Art Collection. Its 30,000-volume library specializes in the archaeology and ethnology of the Southwest.