The Fine and Performing Arts Collection houses various print and non-print materials in art, design, music, and theatre. The collection is comprised of reference, reserve, periodicals and circulating materials including CDs, LPs, DVDs, Blu-rays and VHS.
Equipment and facilities are provided for listening to sound recordings, viewing DVDs, Blu-rays, and VHS, as well as public work stations.
FPAC staff are responsible for
- providing reference service in the areas of art, design and music;
- providing library instruction for library users; developing, maintaining and evaluating the art and music collection;
- circulating materials housed in the Fine and Performing Arts Collection (e.g. LPs, CDs, DVDs, VHS, listening rooms, and headphones); providing an environment for listening to and viewing materials, and
- maintaining course reserves for fine and performing arts classes.
Student employees also assist library users with collections, facilities and equipment, circulating fine and performing arts materials, basic reference assistance in art, design, theatre, and music, basic bibliographic searches for collection development purposes, and shelf-reading.