The Fine Arts Library (FAL) supports research and instruction in the College of Fine Arts, including the Butler School of Music, the School of Design and Creative Technologies and the Departments of Art and Art History and Theatre and Dance. The Library features collections related to various fields of fine arts and design, stewards the Visual Resource Collection and is home to the Foundry, a makerspace for all members of the campus community.
The Historical Music Recordings Collection (HMRC) is an archive of audio recordings in all formats and contains approximately 300,000 items making it one of the largest archives of its kind in the USA. Within the HMRC two types of collections can be found: the general collection and the more specific, named collections.
Visual Resources Collection
The Visual Resources Collection in the Fine Arts Library consists of two important collections of images of art, architecture and design: an archival collection of some 550,000 slides, now housed at the Collections Deposit Library on the south side of campus, and a collection of over 96,000 digital images that can be used by all UT faculty, students and staff for their research and teaching and are available for viewing on DASE, one of UT’s digital repositories.
Archival Collections and Special Holdings
Includes the Austin Theatre Alliance Archive, Oscar G. Brockett Archive, Ezra William Doty Collection, Lynn Freeman Olson Collection, Michael Kostiuk Collection and Igor Youskevitch Collection.
The Audio/Visual Collection includes compact discs, DVDs, audio and videocassettes, videodiscs, phonodiscs, and interactive media.