Robert B. Haas Family Arts Library Collection Overview
The Robert B. Haas Family Arts Library is part of the Yale University Library, one of the world’s leading research libraries, holding more than fifteen million volumes and information in all media ranging from ancient papyri to early printed books to electronic databases. The Arts Library, linking the ground floors of Rudolph Hall and the Loria Center at 180 and 190 York Street, serves as the primary collection for the study of art, architecture, and drama at Yale. The Arts Library contains approximately 150,000 onsite volumes including important reference works, monographs, exhibition catalogs, and print periodicals, and a growing complement of digital resources, including online periodicals, article indexes, and databases. It also includes Arts Library Special Collections, which features artists' books and volumes on the book arts, fine printing, typography, and illustration, as well as archival materials and thesis projects from the Schools of Art, Architecture, and Drama. The Arts Library’s digital collections contain more than 370,000 images to support teaching and research across a range of disciplines in the arts and humanities. In addition, more than 200,000 visual arts titles are available for delivery to Haas, or any other Yale library, from the Library Shelving Facility (LSF). More than 100,000 arts titles are housed at Sterling Memorial Library, the Classics Library, and Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library. Through the Yale University Library system, related collections in archaeology, anthropology, fashion, film, history, and literature are readily accessible to arts scholars and practitioners.