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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The Library has a wide range of resources for all your research needs.

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Library Hours Winter Semester (January 7 - April 19, 2019)

M-Th: 8:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
F: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Sat: 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sundays and Statutory Holidays CLOSED | 403.284.7667

Rita McKeough: Works

Please join us to celebrate the Calgary book-launch of Rita McKeough: Works, edited by Diana Sherlock.

Where: ACAD Main Mall (Upper 3rd Floor)

When: Wednesday, January 23rd from 5:00pm - 7:00pm.

Click here for more information and to RSVP.

Welcome | Oki
We would like to take this opportunity to gratefully acknowledge that the Luke Lindoe Library rests on the traditional Treaty 7 territories of the Blackfoot people. In the spirit of our efforts to promote reconciliation, we acknowledge the traditional territories and oral practices of the Blackfoot Confederacy (Siksika, Piikani and Kainai), the Tsuut’ina (Sarcee), the Stoney Nakoda First Nations (Bearspaw, Chiniki and Wesley), the Metis Nation (Region 3) and all those who make their homes in the Treaty 7 region of Southern Alberta.


How the Raven Turned Black
"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'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!

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.