Library Updates and Resources

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HOURS - Closed until further notice

Main Collections, Closed
Direct questions to: flaxman@saic.edu
Special Collections, Closed
Direct questions to:
Fashion Resource Center: FRC@saic.edu
Joan Flasch Artists’ Book Collection: jfabc@saic.edu
Roger Brown Study Collection: rbsc@saic.edu
Video Data Bank: info@vdb.org, please note: Panopto is the primary access tool for videos from VDB at this time

Resources for Remote Teaching and Learning 

As the campus community transitions to remote learning platforms, Flaxman Library offers expert help and many services that library users can access online, listed below. Please note: when accessing materials off campus, you may be prompted to login using your ARTIC username and password.

eBooks – Learn where to find eBooks, encyclopedias, dictionaries, dissertations and textbooks and how to find them using our Remote Learning With Library Resources guide.

Articles – Learn where to find articles from magazines, journals and newspapers and how to find them using our Remote Learning With Library Resources guide.

Streaming Video – Learn where to find streaming videos and how to find them using our Remote Learning With Library Resources guide. 

  • At this time, VDB has a selection of its collection available on Panopto. If faculty or students need other titles from our collection, please email info@vdb.org outlining your needs, and we will work to add those titles to Panopto. We will start with the most needed titles and will continue to add other requests as soon as possible.

JournalsSearch for titles of journals subscribed to electronically by Flaxman Library and linked to article databases and Google Scholar.  

Databases – Find specific databases by these options: full-text, streaming video, ebooks or subject (use All Subjects drop down menu at upper left corner of Databases A-Z page).

Research Guides – Search our research guides categorized by how to guides, subjects and topics that compile useful databases, digital library collections, and research strategies.

SAIC Digital Collections – Find images and information on material from Special Collections such as the Joan Flasch Artists’ Book Collection, Randolph Street Gallery Archives, SAIC Thesis Repository, and more. View all collections here. If any material is not accessible because of campus only restrictions, please contact cday2@saic.edu for access.

Getting Help Virtually

Help with Library Resources – If you have questions about using or accessing our resources, just ask! You can email us at flaxman@saic.edu. We will continue to reply to questions we receive on weekdays (even if the library is closed) during the library closed hours.

Librarian Consultations  For those who would like to work “one on one” with a Librarian for their research needs, please email flaxman@saic.edu about scheduling a virtual consultation.

Special Collections Help – Special Collections staff are available remotely to help you. Pleae use the information below to contact each collection directly.
Fashion Resource Center: FRC@saic.edu
Joan Flasch Artists’ Book Collection: jfabc@saic.edu
Roger Brown Study Collection: rbsc@saic.edu
Video Data Bank: info@vdb.org, please note: Panopto is the primary access tool for videos from VDB at this time

FAQ About Physical Library Materials

In light of Covid-19, I-Share has announced that fines will not accrue during this time. Overdue/lost status notices and new blocks are suspended for all materials borrowed through I-Share or Flaxman Library. Because of this, you do not need to return your materials immediately. For Worldshare Interlibrary Loan items (anything borrowed outside of I-Share), please email for more information. Contact us at flaxcirc@saic.edu with any other concerns. 

Last updated:
Monday, March 23, 2020
United States