The Visual Image Collection - Slides and Photography is the home of approximately 116,000 36 mm slides and 2,000 mounted black-white photographs of mainly art and art history, plus other disciplines. The collection serves faculty and students campus-wide, though main patrons are from art and art history departments. One full-time Visual Resources Curator and several student assistants are hired to serve the campus efficiently and friendly. When the collection consists of traditional analog images, it is seeking for production and application of digital images for teaching and learning.
The Slide Library is located on the first floor of Gund Gallery. The hours during the academic year are:
Monday - Thursday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm, 1:00 - 4:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm, 1:00 - 3:00 pm
Saturday - Sunday closed
Faculty may sign out materials for a period of one week. Renewal is available for one additional week.
Students may use the collection to assemble slides for class presentations. They can check out a maximum of 20 slides, and keep checked-out slides for 24 hours. They are allowed to pull out slides in advance, reserve them till the day when they present to check out.
A sheet can hold up to 20 slides. Late return will be charged at rate of $5.00/day for each sheet of slides.
Instruction on the use of the slide collection is available to all patrons.
Slide production is provided for non-copyrighted materials only, and must allow 4-6 weeks for processing.
All slides made by the library are property of the Visual Image Collection and should return to the collection after use, unless the order is paid by either responsible department or individual. The charge for production of slides is $3.50/each slide.