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On February 16, after a nearly three-year closure, the UCLA Arts Library welcomed back students, faculty, staff and donors during an open house. Rare books and new exhibits were on display for patrons to view and explore, love-themed swag was handed out, guests made their own custom buttons, and Library leadership gave tours and answered questions. The Arts Library, located in the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs, was closed for seismic retrofitting and heating, ventilation and air conditioning improvements. The space was also refreshed with updated furniture, flooring, study tables and a new circulation desk. While the building was closed, staff continued to provide consultation services and paged materials for students and faculty. Established in 1952, the Arts Library houses more than 350,000 volumes in the fields of architecture, architectural history, art, art history, design, fashion and costume, film, television, photography, theater, urban design, and related disciplines.

Refreshed study and instruction room with oversize book display
Arts Library Reopens with a Celebration
Artist book: The Constructivists / Howard Munson (2016)
Arts Library Reopens with a Celebration
Arts Library Open House comment wall (detail)
New Arts Library circulation desk and love-themed book exhibit