Campus Address: Doty Fine Arts Building 3.200, Mail Code: S5437
Mailing Address: Fine Arts Library, 2306 Trinity St., Stop S5437, Austin, TX 78712-1478, USA
Telephone: (512) 495-4481
The Fine Arts Library (FAL), a unit of The University of Texas Libraries, opened July 16, 1979. Its collections support research and instruction in the College of Fine Arts,which includes the Butler School of Music, and the Departments of Art and Art History, and Theatre and Dance. With the inclusion of the materials from the former Audio Visual Library, the FAL now serves numerous other University departments, notably those in the liberal arts which need feature films, television shows, and other audio-visual materials. The Fine Arts Library collection includes approximately 350,000 books and scores, 400 current serial subscriptions, 48,000 compact discs, 12,000 DVDs, 12,000 video cassettes and videodiscs, 6,200 reels of microfilm, 24,000 microfiche, and over 135,000 LPs.
This building use policy is designed to help prevent damage to Fine Arts Library materials, furniture, equipment, and the building, and also to recognize the needs and comfort of library users.
Consumption of food is not permitted except in seminar and group study rooms, private offices, staff areas, and for organized special events. Non-alcoholic drinks in spill-proof containers are allowed (e.g. water-bottles with caps, coffee cups with lids). Soda cans are not spill-proof. Patrons with food and/or non-spill-proof cans or cups may be asked to move to the lounge areas outside the library in order to finish eating and drinking. Deliveries of food (except for organized special events) will be refused by library staff.
Staff and users should respect the rights of others to study in peace and should refrain from making excessive noise. The fifth floor is designated a quiet study space. The Roberts Reading Room (3rd floor) is designated a collaborative study space.
Cellular phones should be set to vibrate as ring tones are annoying and disruptive. Texting is welcomed but voice calls should be made outside the library. Please mute all computers and other devices. Use ear buds or earphones to listen music, movies, plays, etc.
The University permits smoking in selected outdoor locations until the end of February 2013. The use of “smokeless” or “electronic” cigarettes and other tobacco products in the Fine Arts Library is strictly prohibited.
Flyers from University departments and student organizations as well as flyers from outside, non-commercial organizations may be posted on the bulletin boards on the third floor and the small bulletin boards outside the library doors in the third floor lobby. Stacks of non-commercial postcards/flyers may not be left on the Circulation Desk, but may be left in designated areas. These areas will be cleared periodically.
Commercial advertisements, such as sublets, instrument sales and art supplies, and tutoring are not permitted.
The Fine Arts Library reserves the right to determine what will remain posted. Preference will be given to events that are arts-related or use library materials.
Flyers of any kind found posted in the library’s restrooms (including the ones outside the library, off the third floor lobby) will be removed.