Please note that the library space is currently closed until further notice. Contact us at library@pnca.edu with any questions.


The PNCA Library welcomes visiting researchers. The library collection consists of approximately 40,000 books, DVDs, zines, periodicals, and artists' books largely pertaining to the history and practice of art, craft, and design. The collection emphasizes scholarship on the major participants, perspectives, events, and trends of the 20th and 21st centuries and the critical discourse surrounding these activities.

Open visitor hours are Monday - Friday: 9:00 am - 5:30 pm.

All visitors must check in at the PNCA reception desk before entering the library.

Appointments can be requested during other open hours by filling out a Visiting Researcher Appointment Request Form. Requests must be submitted by 5:00 pm the day prior to the requested appointment date. If the library is not open the day prior to the requested appointment, the request must be submitted by 5:00 pm the last day open before requested appointment date.

Unfortunately, we cannot provide computer access for visitors. By visiting the library, you agree to abide by all of the library’s policies.