What’s “Not currently owned; Ask Library to order”?

August 26th, 2014

What does it mean when you search the library catalog an stumble on a title with the following information?:

Location: Not currently owned; Ask Library to order
Call Number: UCLA faculty and students ONLY: Click on “Request an Item” button and select “Buy this item-Purchase Request” to ask Library to order this

This is part of a pilot project to encourage UCLA faculty and students to help us determine what should be added to our library collections. All you need to do to request that the library purchase these titles is to click on the “Request an Item” button and select “Buy this item-Purchase Request.” The library will let you know when the book has arrived.

Special funds have been set aside to purchase books requested by UCLA faculty and students, so please help us develop our collections by taking a few minutes to request these titles!

Arts Library Blog Announcement

April 15th, 2013

Please note that the UCLA Arts Library Architecture and Design Blog is no longer being maintained. Architecture and design information is now included in the UCLA Arts Library Blog where we are posting information related to all the subjects collected by the Arts Library (architecture, art, costume, design, fashion, film, media arts, photography, television, theater, urban design, and related subjects.

Little Tokyo Design Week!

July 15th, 2011

July 14-17, 2011
Little Tokyo Design Week,

featuring work of UCLA Architecture and Urban Design faculty and students.

Check out the schedule of UCLA events!

Archinect v3.0 announced

April 22nd, 2011

Archinect recently announced the launch the third generation of archinect.com. More information about the launch is available from their news column, “Welcome to Archinect v3.0!”

SCI-Arc Review reviewed in Archinect School Blogs

April 22nd, 2011

Check out the latest contribution from the UCLA blogger in the Archinect School Blogs: it’s a Review of a SCI-Arc Review.

Materials ConneXion Trial

April 18th, 2011

The Arts Library has arranged for a one week trial of the Materials ConneXion database of new and innovative building materials. Anyone on the UCLA campus can access the database by going directly to the login page using this link:


Students and faculty can access the Materials ConneXion database from off campus by creating a free Personal Account. A Personal Account can also be used on campus and offers certain benefits and advanced features. For instance, students and faculty can save materials they have researched by “tagging” them. Use this link to create a personal account. A valid school email address must be used as a username.

I’d recommend using the “Advanced Search” to explore new materials in Material ConneXion’s improved interface.

Access to the database will be fairly costly, so I’d like your feedback as to whether you think it a valuable addition to our collection. If I don’t receive any feedback, I’ll assume you’re not interested and will not purchase access. Please let me know what you think!

What’s going on in the Arts Library stacks?

March 30th, 2011

We’re trying to get rid of the “overflow” section!

The regular sized “overflow” shelves have been moved from the first floor of the stacks up to the third floor (the entrance level), next to the Circulation Desk. The oversized “overflow” section has been eliminated and remaining oversized books from overflow are now on book trucks. We are shifting the oversize stacks and integrating the overflow books during the process.

The “Courtesy Hold” shelves have been relocated behind the Circulation Desk.

We continue to store lower use titles and back runs of periodicals and hope to eventually eliminate the “overflow” section all together.

Please bear with us during the transition!

Design|Media Arts Prof. Eddo Stern in ARTnews

March 30th, 2011

Artist and programmer Eddo Stern’s gamer-inspired animations displayed in February at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design in Boston received a mention in “Let the Games Begin: Artists are designing or adapting video games to comment on politics, art, and games themselves,” by Carolina A. Miranda, in ARTnews, April 2011, p. 78-85.)

Sylvia Lavin honored by American Academy of Arts and Letters

March 30th, 2011

Architecture and Urban Design Professor Sylvia Lavin has received a 2011 Arts and Letters Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. The award acknowledges American educators who explore ideas in architecture. The winners were chosen from a group of 30 architects nominated by members of the Academy, an honor society of 250 architects, composers, artists, and writers.

New Online Interior Design Journal Available to UCLA Users

March 15th, 2011

UCLA Users now have online access to a new journal: Interiors : design, architecture, culture.

This Journal attempts to bring together the best critical work on the analysis of all types of spaces, and aims to investigate the complexities of the interior environment’s history, orchestration and composition, and its impact on the inhabitant from a trans-disciplinary perspective.

Interiors aims to challenge divisions between theory and practice, and seeks to be a place of inspiration and information for practitioners, historians and theorists of the interior.