Arcadia Fine Arts Library

The Arcadia Fine Arts Library at PAFA offers quiet reading and study areas, as well as computer workstations, color copiers and printers, scanners, digital cameras, and A/V equipment.

The library's collection contains over 8,000 artist files, which includes small catalogs, newspaper clippings, postcards and other ephemera from important local and nationally known artists.

Virtual Library Hours due to Covid-19

Monday, Thursday 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Tuesday, Wednesday 8:30 AM–4:30 PM
Friday, Saturday, Sunday Closed

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Archives Shelving

Search the Catalog

Search the library's collection of books, magazines, multimedia, and more.

Articles and E-Books

Access to nearly 3,000 full-text journals from JSTOR and Ebsco, and over 180,000 academic e-books  covering art, criticism, philosophy, technology and many other disciplines.

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Digital Image & Media Resources

Access over 1.5 million digital images and streaming video resources through the Arcadia Fine Arts Library from providers such as ArtSTOR, Getty Open Images, and more.


Photographing and Editing Work at Home

The Arcadia Fine Arts Library offers an assortment of multimedia equipment for educational use that can be used in the library or checked out.

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Academic Research & Writing Resources

Need help learning how to write and research an academic paper? These resources and guides will help you in your process.

Library stacks

Interlibrary Loans

Search and request materials through Interlibrary Loan. Libraries all over the world participate in Interlibrary Loan (ILL) in a cooperative effort to provide articles, books, and other materials to researchers, students, and others.

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Your Library Account

Learn how to register for a library account, renew materials, reset your account information, or gain access to Canvas, PAFA's course management platform.


Digital Labs & Printing

PAFA offers a variety of Mac and PC computer workstations, as well as printing and scanning capabilities.

Contact the Arcadia Fine Arts Library

Hours of Operation

Monday–Thursday 8:00 AM–8:00 PM
Friday 8:00 AM–4:30 PM
Saturday 10:00 AM–4:00 PM

The library is closed on Sundays.

Telephone: (215) 972-2030