Events
  • You can easily spot The Little Friends of Printmaking in a crowd—their inky hands and clothes are a dead giveaway. Their work is just as distinctive. JW & Melissa Buchanan first made a name for themselves through their silkscreened concert posters, but soon branched out into further fields, designing fancy junk for whoever would pay them money. In addition to their work as illustrators and designers, they've continued their fine art pursuits through exhibitions, lectures, and artists’ residencies, spreading the gospel of silkscreen to anyone inclined to listen.

  • "In publishers’ terms, Shock and Awe – a hefty, intellectual book about glam rock – is timely." - Jude Rogers, The Guardian

  • Solmaz Sharif

    Mar 01| Lectures
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    Solmaz Sharif’s first collection, Look, was recently published by Graywolf Press and is a 2016 National Book Award finalist. Her poetry has appeared in the New Republic, Granta, Poetry, and other journals. Her first collection, Look, was recently published by Graywolf Press. A former Stegner Fellow, she is currently a lecturer at Stanford University and lives in the Bay Area.

  • Join us on Thursday, March 2nd for an evening of conversation and exploration! Connect with fellow alumni, see friends, tour our new buildings, and meet President Ferguson at this Alumni Night reception. It will be a casual and fun evening and we hope you can join us. 

    The evening includes:

    A beer and wine reception 

    Introduction of the new Director of Alumni Relations Phil Scanlon

    Campus tour

    Visits to the Anna Craycroft exhibit at the Ben Maltz Gallery and Millard Sheets Library

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  • Brendan Folwer was born 1978, Berkeley, California and lives and works in Los Angeles. His solo exhibitions include New Portraits (2017), Richard Telles Fine Art, Los Angeles, Portraits (2016), Mathew, New York and New Pictures, Six Sampler Works, and Benches (2015), Richard Telles Fine Art, Los Angeles.

  • One of two "Show and Tell" hands-on book events held inside the exhibition Tuning the Room in the Ben Maltz Gallery, featuring selections from the highly regarded Millard Sheets Library Artists’ Books Collection.

     

  • Paul Lisicky

    Mar 08| Lectures
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    Paul Lisicky’s memoirs include The Narrow Door, a New York Times Editors' Choice, and Famous Builder. He is the author of a collection of short prose entitled Unbuilt Projects, and the novels The Burning House, and Lawnboy.

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Find Books

Browsing is an excellent creative endeavor. Our 40,000 books are organized by subject. Through the Library Catalog or OPAC, you can search more specifically. There are an additional 40,000 electronic, full-text books as well.
 

Articles in Magazines & Journals

The Library subscribes to 150 magazines which are on shelves as you enter the Library. There are also millions of electronic journals that are available to the Otis Community through subscription databases.
 

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Over 5,000 videos are in the Library's collection. Search the OPAC for specific titles or subjects. You can limit the search to videos only. Find free moving images on the Video Resources page.
 

Materials

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Images

Artists and designers need images to learn from. Check out our collections in databases. You will also find that many books are purchased with an eye to their inclusion of quality images.
 

Music

Looking for music to add to a project? Check this page for free resources.
 

Course Reserves

Many faculty hold readings and books that students will need on RESERVE at the Circulation Desk in the Library.
 

Library Exhibitions

Features items from our Special Collections and Artists' Books Collection. Find out more about the what's on display right now; read our blog for more information.

Other Libraries

No one has everything. Not even Google. For a list of local libraries friendly to Otis students and faculty, click here. The Librarian can advise you of where you might look to find resources of all kinds.
 

Departmental  Collections

Many departments have additional specific collections of materials. Academic Computing has a collection of software manuals.

 

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