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 Sutheard, email@example.com.
We are currently accepting book donations for our used book sale alongside our Fine Art Fair in September. Feel free to drop off your donations to the Michael Victor II Library during normal SAA office hours. (Mon-Fri 9-5, Sat 10-3)
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.
Art History Happy Hour
Art History Happy Hour has replaced our former Brown Bag Lecture Series. Come listen to local art experts present about various topics in the arts alongside your favorite happy hour beverage!
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