Category Archives: Events

Library Book Sale – This Week!


The notice is short, the prices are low (everything is $2 or $5), but the picks are good (we have a bunch of great art books donated by the Metropolitan Museum that were already in our collection).
For two days only: Wednesday Dec. 4 through Thursday, Dec. 5., from 9am to 5pm.

Library Closed for Thanksgiving Weekend

The SVA Library will close early, Wednesday, Nov. 27, at 1pm and will remain closed through the Thanksgiving holiday and weekend, until Monday, Dec. 2nd, when we will reopen to our normal hours.

But you still have until 1pm tomorrow to come in find some books and films for your break.

Charlie Brown Thanksgiving / V-AN S385 Tha DVD

Planes, trains & automobiles / written, produced and directed by John Hughes. – V-F H845 Pla DVD

Rivka’s first Thanksgiving / Elsa Okon Rael ; illustrated by Maryann Kovalski – PZ7.R1235 Ri 2001

Working in the Vicinity of Narrative: Todd Hido and Darius Himes – SVA Theatre

Tonight (Monday 9/23/13) SVA’s photography magazine DEAR DAVE, and the BFA Photography department are hosting Working in the Vicinity of Narrative: Todd Hido and Darius Himes from 7-9 pm at the SVA Theatre (333 W. 23rd St). We have Hido’s new book, Todd Hido: Excerpts from Silver Meadows, on order for the library’s collection. Below are other titles by Hido and Himes to explore in the stacks.

Publish your photography book / Darius Himes and Mary Virginia Swanson – Z286.P47 H56 2010

Night studio [videorecording] / Todd Hido. – V-P H536 Nig DVD

Between the two / Todd Hido. – TR647 .H534 2006 [Oversize Stacks]

A Road divided / Todd Hido ; text, Jean Baudrillard – TR660.5 .H525 2010 [Oversize Stacks]

House hunting / Todd Hido – TR659 .H53 2007 [Oversize Stacks]

New CD Shelving #svalibrary

Returning library users may have noticed that we downsized our Catalog computers from six to two over the summer. The change was made to clear room for new CD shelving, that was just installed this week and now holds our Audiobook and music CD collections, which in turn frees up more space for our ever-growing DVD collection.

The categories/music call number headings in order:
B – Opera
C – Choral Music
D – Vocal Music
E – Orchestral Music
F – Chamber Music
G – Solo instrumental
HHd – Hip Hop/Rap
Jd – Electronic Music
Kd – Broadway Show Tunes
Ld – Soundtracks
MCd – Country
MJd – Jazz
MRd – Rock
Pd – Folk
Qd – World Music
Sd – Spoken Word
C-FX / Yd – Sound Effects

New Furniture in the Library

We recently got new table/chair sets in our Underground Comics / Reinhold Brown Collection nook on the south side of the library (near the handicap access restrooms and the new Reference/Oversize stacks area), and in our Faculty area of the Visual Resource Center, in the rear of the library. Come by and test them out.

With the Underground/Mini Comics collection in the background (sign by BFA Animation alum Jake Armstrong):

In the Visual Resource Center (with the new ScannX image/document scanner in the foreground:

New Library Drop Box on the West Side

Your department and all your classes are on the West Side of campus. But the SVA Library is on the East Side. What to do? To make it easier for west-side bound students and faculty to return materials to libary, we have installed new drop box on the West Side, located in the lobby of 133 W. 21st St.


The SVA Library Dropbox is emptied once daily with a 24 hour turn-around before the items returned are removed from your account (48 hour turn-around on weekends). All items will be back-dated upon discharge to reflect the original return date with all relevant fines forgiven from your account. If you have any questions about this policy, please contact a Circulation Manager at 212-592-2660 or


Open House – Welcome to the SVA Library

This week we are welcoming new and returning students with an open house today, tours on Thursday, and displays of some of our collection highlights. See below for some images of the library on display. Stop by and see for yourself. And if you need help finding anything or just getting started, do not hesitate to ask at the Reference Desk for help!

New students: be sure to enter the raffle to win one of our prizes. Winners will get to keep their prize book for an unlimited time period and there will be no fines!

In the picture collection:
Pictures can be checked out, like books. You can also scan them in the computer lab. To search the Subject Headings (how the pictures are arranged in files), go to:

In the periodicals (aka magazines) collection:

Books, Music, Movies:

Graphic novels & graphic design:

Movie madness: