The Library is a physical and virtual place of inspiration, inquiry and support. We collect, maintain and provide access to art + design resources and offer learning services to promote critical thinking and creativity.

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Library Hours for Summer Semester 2018

June 18th to  September 7th
Monday to Friday: 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Saturday + Sunday: CLOSED | 403.284.7667

Welcome | Oki
We would like to gratefully acknowledge that the Luke Lindoe Library sits on the traditional territory of the Blackfoot Confederacy, which includes the Siksika, the Piikuni, the Kainai, the Tsuu T'Ina and the Stoney Nakoda First Nations. The City of Calgary is also home to the Metis Nation of Alberta, Region III.

The library's collection reflects over a century of developing resources for students and professional artists and designers in Alberta. Focused on resources to support college curriculum, our wide range of books, periodicals, exhibition catalogues, online databases and streaming services offer a wealth of information and support for the ACAD community and beyond. Check out What's New in the library, including the current issue of our newsletter News from the Stacks!

"How the Raven Turned Black; a Mi'kmaq story told by my Auntie", Alisha Marie Adams, 2018, image provided by artist. 
Cone 04 earthenware, coloured slip, underglaze, glaze, 24K gold, 18K gold, hand cut shibugami paper, bookboard, wire.

The library congratulates Alisha Marie Adams and all participating students in this year's FINA 450 graduating student exhibition Nii tskowaas - All my Relations! Alisha Marie Adams and her multimedia work How the Raven Turned Black; a Mi'kmaq story told by my Auntie has been chosen by library staff to receive the 2018 FINA 450 Library Book Prize. This year, our prize was Desire Change: Contemporary Feminist Art in Canada by Heather Davis. Desire Change is also the 2018 recepient of the Melva J. Dwyer Award, an award given by the Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA) to "creators of exceptional reference or research tools relating to Canadian art and architecture."

The Library thanks faculty member Mireille Perron and her FINA 450 students for 12 years of happy collaboration and the annual donation of a collaborative artists' book titled A group of artists and the things they must do next. Take a peak at these artists' books and other items in our archival collection

Research tools + collections

Explore our research tools and collections. In addition to our open collection of over 25,000 titles, learn how to access extensive electronic resources, useful research guides and help finding, watching and writing.


Mosaic, formerly known as Moodle, is ACAD’s Learning Management System. Mosaic is used to support classroom instruction through online content and provides space for online meeting collaborations.

Help + learning services

In addition to housing a specialized art + design collection, the library also offers a range of learning services. Browse this site to explore what services we offer and how to access our broad range of resources.

My library account

Learn about My Library Account and how to check account status (items borrowed and due dates), renew materials, pay fines and place holds.


The Luke Lindoe Library is a central hub of knowledge and information, providing a range of services, resources, and support to students.