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About the Library
220 South 34th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
 
The Fisher Fine Arts Library supports study, teaching and research in contemporary and historical aspects of art, architecture, city and regional planning, historic preservation, landscape architecture, studio art, and urban design. Text and image collections, in analog and digital form, have a global reach and concentrate on the arts of the western experience, Islam, South Asia and East Asia, from prehistory to the present. Our digital and print resources are designed to meet the needs of students and faculty of the departments, schools and programs of the University of Pennsylvania. More....

*Please note: Items with a location in Franklin of Fisher Fine Arts Library - Rare Book or Fisher Fine Arts Library - Locked Case are available for requesting and viewing weekdays 10 am to 5 pm. See this guide for more information.*

***Renovation Announcement:
The lower level of the Fisher Fine Arts Library was renovated over the summer to house the new Materials Library, the new Fisher B-Level Seminar Space, and the new Common Press Studio.   The seminar space is available for classes and group study and may be booked here.  The Materials Library and Common Press are not quite ready for regular business.  We plan to officially open both spaces at the start of the Spring Semester.  However, if you would like a tour of the spaces or have any questions about them, please contact Hannah Bennett

****Fine Arts Image Collection & Staff:  To access the digital fine arts image collection, please go through ARTstor.  Image collection staff maybe reached at libpictures@upenn.edu.   

Trials:

Bloomsbury Design Library: Trial period 8/22-10/20. 
Bloomsbury Design Library features encyclopedias, e-books, reference works, and images covering global design and craft history.

Global Plants: Trial Period 10/16 - 11/17. 
 The Global Plants database features more than two million high-resolution type specimens, and this number continues to grow. The collection also includes partner-contributed reference works and primary sources, such as collectors’ correspondence and diaries, paintings, drawings, and photographs.

Artfilms Digital: Trial Period 10/13/17 - 1/11/18.  The streaming service for Contemporary Arts Media and Artfilms which offers 5000+ films for arts education and arts practitioners. The unique collection originates from Australia, UK, USA, Germany, Denmark, France, Hungary, Canada, Switzerland, Pakistan, Indonesia, Africa and Japan. CAM's customers are from all corners of the world. The company's aspiration is to promote art and culture in education.

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Library Workshop Calendar

Contemporary Culture Index
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The CC Index is an online, open-access bibliographical database indexing international journals and periodicals. Areas covered are architecture, art, cinema, cultural studies, design, literature, music, philosophy, social sciences and photography. 

Arab Image Foundation: The AIF is a non-profit organization established in Beirut in 1997. Its mission is to collect, preserve and study photographs from the Middle East, North Africa and the Arab diaspora. The AIF’s expanding collection is generated through artist and scholar-led projects. The Foundation makes its collection accessible to the public through a wide spectrum of activities, including exhibitions, publications, videos, a website and an online image database. The ongoing research and acquisition of photographs include so far Lebanon, Syria, Palestine, Jordan, Egypt, Morocco, Iraq, Iran, Mexico, Argentina and Senegal. To date, the collection holds more than 600,000 photographs

Lynda.comLynda.com provides over 77,000 training videos related to new technologies and software. Faculty, students, and permanent staff can access Lynda through pennkey access via Lynda Campus.

EAI
- Electronic Arts Intermix Educational Streaming Service
The Electronic Arts Intermix collection spans the mid-1960s to the present and includes works by pioneering figures such as Nam June Paik, Bruce Nauman, Martha Rosler and Joan Jonas, as well new digital works by emerging artists, including
Seth Price, Paper Rad, Cory Arcangel and Takeshi Murata. The Educational Streaming Site offers access to selected titles from the full collection.

Material ConneXion Material ConneXion maintains the world's largest subscription-based materials library, with more than 7,500 innovative materials and processes across all disciplines of design. Materials are selected through a strict review process  40+ new materials are independently juried into the library every month. This database serves as a remote entry point for users and features high quality images, product and manufacturing information, description, and application.

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