Library Instruction Lab

Located in the Connelly Library, the instruction lab can be used by Moore College of Art & Design students, faculty, and staff. Equipment includes a flat screen tv, speakers, laptop, podium, two whiteboard walls, and Lifesize Video Conferencing equipment. If you are planning to use Lifesize equipment, then please contact Computer Services in advance for support. The room can comfortably accommodate up to 20 people.

Margaret Minik Writers Studio

The Margaret Minik Writers Studio is dedicated to promoting excellence in writing at Moore. As a writing center offering academic assistance through peer tutoring and resources in all aspects and types of writing, we support all BFA and graduate students in developing communication skills essential for success in their careers in art and design.

Special Collections & Theses

The college does not employ an archivist, therefore our ability to respond to requests from the public is limited.

Local Libraries

All students in Philadelphia are eligible for a Free Library card at no cost and you can apply for a card online. Located across Logan Circle, contains more than 7 million items and many special collections. The Central Branch has an excellent Art Department, as well as a Print and Picture Collection, and a Rare Book Department. 

As one of the major art reference libraries in the United States, the library houses approximately 200,000 books, auction catalogues, and periodicals dating from the sixteenth century to the present. The collection is non-circulating but access to the Library is free. Present your ID to the guard at the Perelman Building entrance to request a Researchers Pass. If you have a detailed reference question about something in their collection, be sure to contact them before you go.

Connelly Library is a member of TCLC, comprised of 50 academic libraries in the Delaware Valley. To borrow from a TCLC Library you must first fill out a Letter of Introduction and email it to Take the completed form with your Moore ID to the member library to access to their collections.

Find TCLC Library locations and information about their collections:

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The Connelly Library has a borrowing agreement with University of the Arts Libraries. Email to obtain a Letter of Introduction.

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