CCAD Campus

Visual Resources Center


The Visual + Materials Library offers two services:

One is providing high-resolution, high-quality digital images to faculty and students, for use in classroom presentations and research. The Visual + Materials Library has created a local collection of scanned or photographed art images that may be accessed through an online database, ARTstor, along with millions of additional digital images from colleges and universities across the globe.

The Visual + Materials Library is equipped to scan images from books. We would like to collaborate with faculty to develop digital image collections in Shared Shelf and display them on ARTstor. We will accommodate as many requests for digital images as possible (please remember to provide adequate time and image sources when placing a request). In addition, if you need instruction on the use of digital image software, please see the Visual Resources Librarian, who can also provide you with passwords and further information.

Duplication of materials from the Visual + Materials Library is governed by the U.S. Copyright Act of 1976. Materials borrowed are for teaching purposes only. The borrower assumes responsibility for any infringement of copyright laws.

The second service that the Visual + Materials Library offers is providing tangible materials to support and inspire CCAD students and faculty members in the process of thinking, researching and creating art & design.

The collection comprises seven categories: Polymers, Ceramics, Glass, Metals, Cement-based Materials, Natural Materials, and Carbon-based Materials. We would love to collaborate with students, different departments, communities and industries to understand what materials would be helpful to have in the Visual + Materials Library. Please share your ideas.

Materials are “library use only” and the Visual + Materials Library is open 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM, Monday through Friday.

Please take good care of your samples and bring them back to the Visual + Materials Library room when you are done. Other students would also like the opportunity to use and explore the materials.


Packard Library Contact: 
I library AT ccad DOT edu l 614.222.3273 I fax 614.222.6193