The Michael Victor II Art Library serves the Springfield Art Association as a hub of inspiration, research and programs. Students in our classes extend their learning with our technique books and magazines covering topics from ceramics and jewelry-making to drawing and painting with many processes in between. Kids in our summer art camps enjoy exploring our selection of children's books that engage their curiosity and creativity. In addition to its holdings, the library hosts the Molly Schlich Film Series, a huge fall book sale in conjuction with the Edwards Place Fine Art Fair, and the Art History Happy Hour series. For more information, contact our Librarian, Barbie LaFrance, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Extended Library Hours: January 13 - 17 and February 3 - 7 open until 6:30 PM
Our library consists of 3,500 books and DVDS on artists, art history, and materials. We are a part of SHARE, a collection of libraries in central and southern Illinois forming the largest automation consortium in the country.
Enjoy a lecture and glass of wine at an Art History Happy Hour, or attend an art event on one of our bus trips.
And don't forget to keep an eye out in December for the Molly Schlich Film Series lineup.
There are two ways to help the Michael Victor II Art Library: donate your old books of any genre to the annual September Art Library sale or donate a new book to the library collection through our Amazon Wishlist.
SAA Collective Gallery
420 South 6th Street
Springfield, IL 62701
Located in the H.D. Smith Gallery
In the Hoogland Center for the Arts
Tuesday - Wednesday 10 AM - 5 PM
Thursday - Saturday NOON - 7 PM
SAA Main Campus
School of Art (Studios),
Michael Victor II Art Library,
M.G. Nelson Family Gallery, and Edwards Place
700 North 4th Street
Springfield, IL 62702
Monday - Friday 9 AM - 5 PM
Saturday 10 AM - 3 PM