Studio School students have access to powerful library resources and tools including searchable databases, special collections, scripts, photography archives that support research in academic disciplines, as well as, the visual and performing arts.
THE Studio School LIBRARY (West Wing)
The Studio School provides our students full access to all required or recommended books, e-books, audio books, film, video content and audio recordings across all programs.
In addition to our growing array of essential texts, scripts, and program specific volumes, our library collection includes two copies of all assigned texts.
Special reference collections for each department are curated by a senior staff member or lead faculty member relating to fine and applied arts, visual arts and performing arts with special attention to digital technologies, entrepreneurship, cinema, sustainability and more.
Any student, faculty member or staff member can view our library inventory online. (It is recommended that you add this to your browser’s bookmarks.) From there, search for the book you want using the title, author, or ISBN number. Please note that using the normal search will gather results from both our library and Hussian’s Library. If you click on Advanced Search, and scroll down, you can use the pull-down under “Location and Availability” and specify “Studio School Library.”
ONLINE LIBRARY CATALOG
Any student, faculty member or staff member can view our library inventory online. (It is recommended that you add this to your browser’s bookmarks.) From there, search for the book you want using the title, author, or ISBN number. Please note that using the normal search will gather results from both our library and Hussian’s Library. If you click on Advanced Search, and scroll down, you can use the pull down under “Location and Availability” and specify “Studio School Library.”
THE ACADEMY OF MOTION PICTURE ARTS + SCIENCES (Margaret Herrick Library)
The Margaret Herrick Library is a research resource for everything filmmaking. Professional librarians are on staff to assist faculty with curriculum matters and all students with research and studies. In addition, faculty and students will have 24/7 access to the library’s extensive DIGITAL COLLECTION.
The collection includes works on every aspect vital to the filmmaking process, from screenwriting to marketing and exhibition. Recent additions focus on the latest video/digital filmmaking processes currently in use. The Core Collection files contain articles clipped from a wide range of newspapers and magazines, studio press releases, publicity and advertising material, and photographs. The Graphic Arts Collection encompasses posters and production art from early to modern cinema. The Oral History Program has documented over 70 indepth interviews on subjects ranging from art direction and editing to censorship and Academy history. Their periodicals number over 3,000 titles about all aspects of filmmaking since the first decade of the twentieth century. The Roddy McDowall Photograph Archive has 10 million+ photographs of reference stills and stills of film scenes, individuals and advertising; candid and informal photos and behind-the-scenes production shots; research photos; and images of premieres, studios, theaters, equipment, residences and Hollywood landmarks. There are more than 11,000 produced screenplays acquired dating back to the 30’s. There is also a Special Collections that document the product and activities of companies and organizations as well as the careers of producers, directors, writers, actors, cinematographers, art directors, costume designers, composers, makeup artists, animators, columnists, publicists, executives and others who have made a significant contribution to the industry.
LIRN (Library and Information Resources Network)
In addition to the resources we have in our library we also have access to an extraordinary collection of online texts, periodicals, databases and other scholarly resources through our partnership with Hussian College. This will be an invaluable resource for you in studying a wide range of topics and preparing research papers.
Access the Library and Information Resources Network. The LIRN collection is available twenty-four hours a day and provides students with millions of peer-reviewed and full-text journal, magazine, and newspaper articles, e-books, podcasts, audio, and video resources to support their academic studies from Gale Cengage, ProQuest, EBSCO, eLibrary, Books24x7 and more.
THE LOS ANGELES PUBLIC LIBRARY
(Central Branch and Online)
One of the best libraries in Southern California is just a short walk from campus. Beyond their extensive collections of audio, text, and video resources, virtually all of the books assigned to you can be found on their shelves.
LAPL’s Central Library, constructed in 1926 and a historic Los Angeles landmark is a 7-minute walk from our campus. It has over 6 million books, audiobooks, periodicals, DVDs and CDs to check out. It contains up-to-date subject information from journals, dictionaries, encyclopedias, statistical resources and more to assist students with their research and homework. Their photo collection has over 80,000 photographs with emphasis on Southern California history. Their visual collections include maps, posters, bookplates and other visual materials.
In addition to their hard copy resources, there are e-books, e-audiobooks, e-videos and mp3 downloads. Professional librarians are on staff to assist faculty with curriculum matters and all students with research and studies. They can also either be reached in person during hours of operation or they can be reached on AIM at AskLAPL, Yahoo! at AskLAPL, MSN at [email protected] or via text messaging by texting AskLAPL to 66746.
LA Virtual Library
A majority of texts can be rented directly to your Kindle or ereader app through the LA library. The use of this service is highly encouraged. Note: There is not an infinite supply of virtual copies.