Welcome to the Visual Resources Library!

The Visual Resources Library (VRL) supports the students, staff and faculty of the Art & Art History Department at Macalester College.  The VRL holds a variety of slides for research and maintains a small library of books and videos on art and art history.  The VRL also holds digital equipment for use in classes and lectures.  We provide a variety of services including:

  • Reference assistance
  • Help finding appropriate print, online and archival resources
  • Image and media searches
  • Scanning and digitization for projects, teaching or publication
  • Large format printing
  • Digital preservation
  • Copyright info and image citation
  • Briefing sessions on the VRL and its resources for classes or individuals
  • Assistance with projector/computer setup for lectures or classes

Please stop in anytime during VRL regular hours for assistance with papers or projects- our staff will be happy to help you!