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Studio Art

Resources for Studio Art majors and students taking art courses

Browse the Library's Books

The books on art and art history are located on LL1 in the West Stacks and can be found by searching the library catalog.  The call numbers are separated by subject and browsing is encouraged!

If you are looking for practical guide books, try adding "Technique +" into your catalog search.

Subject Call Number
Visual arts N
Architecture NA
Sculpture NB
Drawing, design   NC
Painting ND
Print media  NE
Decorative arts NK
Arts in general NX
Photography TR

Imaging and Research Help - Fall 2020


Creative software and hardware may be available for students looking to work with images, audio, video, and more.

Reed College Library

For Fall 2020 library computers have been removed for safety. For help with image editing please contact the Visual Resources Center

Instructional Media Center (IMC)

See the IMC page for a full list of available hardware and software. Check out cameras, camcorders, drawing tablets, laptops, and more. Take advantage of lab software such as Final Cut X, Adobe Creative Suite, and more.

Performing Arts Resource Center (PARC)

See PARC page for a full list of available hardware and software. Check out mic stands, midi keyboards, iPads, laptops, and more! Take advantage of lab software such as Vectorworks, Ableton Live Suite 10, and more.

Visual Resources Center (VRC)

For fall 2020 the VRC will be closed, but staff is available to help remotely. Please email us for help.

Information Resource Centers (IRC)

For fall 2020 the IRCs will not be open due to COVID-19 concerns. However, there is a virtual lab system available. Please see CUS' Remote Teaching and Learning web pages for more information.


See the Art Guide for researching topics in art and art history.

See the Finding and Using Visual Resources Guide for image research help.

Jobs and Internships

Looking for work opportunities or internships?

Handshake is Reed's online database for jobs, internships, and opportunities. Search for on-campus jobs, Portland area jobs, and beyond.

The Center for Life Beyond Reed offers a variety of services and resources and they can help you with your job search, or applying for a grant to cover an unpaid internship. Online Learning Platform offers training on a variety of subjects, from beginner to expert courses. Search by broader skills or specific software and follow along with learning modules.

You can gain access to by contacting Trina Marmarelli.

If you have a Multnomah County library card, you can log in with your credentials. All students living at Reed are eligible for a Multnomah County library card. Just sign up with your Reed address!

Email, call, or visit the library for more in-depth help with your questions!

Email Amy at if you would like to see other topics covered within this guide.