"Art just cannot live on itself. It has to draw on a broader knowledge." - Anselm Kiefer

The library team is excited to be back in person and to welcome you into the Library this fall 2021 term!

Below are some key updates to be aware of to support you in your teaching and learning needs.

Library Access

The Library will be fully open on September 8th for those approved to be on campus and no appointment will be necessary after this date. The Main Mall Book Drop is open again for returning library books.

Book a one-on-one MS Teams Video or Chat appointment with a library staff member to help answer any library related questions. The library team is responding to emails and continues to support your teaching and learning needs.  

Fall Hours*


Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Saturday CLOSED

*The Library's hours have been adjusted. A survey will be going out in early fall to gather feedback on preferred open hours from the AUArts' community.


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Library catalogue


Featured: Contingent Systems Exhibition and Reading List 


CONTINGENT SYSTEMS explores critical intersections between creative practice and algorithmic culture. Comprised of an international group exhibition, symposium, and set of publications, it considers the ways that artists have worked, in both historical and contemporary contexts, to render the algorithmic intelligible, opening space for reflexive critique, meaningful resistance, and innovative repurposing.   

The Luke Lindoe Library collaborated with AUArts Faculty, Dr. Ashley Scarlett and Lisa Lipton, curators of Contingent Systems, to create a reading list of publications available online and at the Library for borrowing. Access the reading list here. 

More information about the exhibition can be found on the Illingworth Kerr Gallery’s website. 


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.

Alisha Marie Adams. How the Raven Turned Black; a Mi'kmaq story told by my Auntie. Photo credit: Alisha Marie Adams.
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Library guides

From navigating the library catalogue to getting started with research, these guides will offer advice and tips on everything from searching the catalogue to evaluating sources and citing and writing.


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