User Services Student Guide: Art & Architecture Library

Orientation manual and materials for Public Service Staff

Art & Architecture Library

Collections:  Printed and electronic resources in architecture, art history, studio art, visual arts, crafts, and design.

Call numbers (always check the Library Catalog to confirm shelving locations):  Library of Congress: N-NK;; selected NX; some TH, TP, TR, TS; TT; selected Z corresponding to the subject areas shelved in the Art & Architecture Library. 

Catalog location names (examples only): Art & Architecture Library; Art & Architecture Closed Stacks - In Library Use Only; Art & Architecture Library - Video/DVD Collection; Art & Architecture Library - Reserve

Services:  Library faculty and staff provide a combination of user assistance, circulation, research help, instruction, and collection selection and management services. 

Where to return library materials:  Inside the Art & Architecture Library or at the outdoor book return located on Spencer Museum of Art Drive (from Mississippi Street) behind (west side) the Spencer Museum of Art near walkway to building.

Library name and location:  The Art & Architecture Library is officially known as the Murphy Art & Architecture Library.  This library IS located on the back/west of the Spencer Museum of Art.  This library is NOT located in Spencer Research Library behind Strong Hall. 


Where is the Art & Architecture Library?

Art & Architecture Library
1301 Mississippi Street
Lawrence, KS 66045-7500

Murphy Art & Architecture Library is located on the first level of the Spencer Museum of Art, south of Memorial Stadium.  The library entrance is on the west/back side of the Museum.  Public parking is available in the Mississippi Street Garage across from the Museum.

Phone Numbers

(785) 864-3020

See:  Drive and Park (use Campus Libraries dropdown)