CCAD Packard Library

CCAD Packard Library Exterior Door 2

The Columbus College of Art and Design Packard Library is a subterranean gem found in the heart of CCAD’s campus.

CCAD Packard Library Materials Display

The library introduced their interior and industrial design materials library in November 2014.

Inside the library, visitors are treated with vibrant displays, a wide range of resources and a welcoming staff.

Yes!  Students can check out these skull replicas!

Yes! Students can check out these skull replicas!

The library is the primary research center for CCAD faculty and students and is open to the public.  The library boasts over 300 art and design journals, one million images through their online subscription to ARTstor, 700 rare books and periodicals, a real human skeleton for anatomical study and growing graphic novel, local zine and interior and industrial design materials collections.

CCAD Packard Library Materials

Samples in the materials library

The materials library opened within the Packard Library November 2014 and gives students the chance to touch and interact with interior and industrial design materials.  The library collects polymers, ceramics, glass, metals, cement-based, natural and carbon-based materials and is augmented by the Materials Conexion database of over 7,000 materials.

Illustrations for O'Henry.

Poppy Dully “O. Henry Stories” from the Packard Library’s rare books collection.

The Packard Library’s rare books collection is absolutely amazing.  Delicate artists’ books like Poppy Dully‘s “O. Henry Stories” to a 1790 first edition of Edmund Burke’s “Reflections on the Revolution in France” with a fore-edge painting by Helen R. Haywood line the shelves waiting for closer inspection.

CCAD Archives located in the Packard Library

The Packard Library supports the college’s archives.  The archives are an important partner with alumni relations.  CCAD Archivist Leah Fisher shared the archives have successfully created a sense of community for the alumni while alumni across the world, in turn, have helped identify former faculty and students in old photographs.

Pictured left to right:  Leslie Niemczura Jankowski, Christine Mannix, Shiva Shakeri, Jamie Reinhart; posters from CCAD graduates DANGERDUST hang in the background.

Pictured left to right: Leslie Niemczura Jankowski, Christine Mannix, Shiva Shakeri, Jamie Reinhart; posters from CCAD graduates DANGERDUST hang in the background.

Director Leslie Niemczura Jankowski and library staff are excited for the Packard Library’s future.  Leslie’s passion for graphic novels and their impact on visual culture drives further collection, Chris Mannix will be hosting artists’ books workshops in autumn so that students can create their own works, Shiva Shakeri continues to build the materials library as an important resource beyond CCAD and Jamie Reinhart helps drive collection development for new generations of faculty and students through acquisitions.

CCAD Packard Library Concert Poster Detial

CCAD Packard Library Concert Poster Detail

CCAD Packard Library Materials

CCAD Packard Library Materials

CCAD Packard Library Handmade Book Examples

CCAD Packard Library Handmade Book Examples

CCAD Packard Library Artists' Books Example

CCAD Packard Library Artists’ Books Example

The library has begun to seriously collect graphic novels recently.

The library has begun to seriously collect graphic novels recently.

CCAD Packard Library Rare Book Fore-Edge Painting

A first edition of Edmund Burke’s Reflections on the Revolution in France with a fore-edge painting of Burke and his estate (1790)

CCAD Packard Library's Chris Mannix Discussing Rare Books

CCAD Packard Library’s Chris Mannix discussing one of the engravings of statuary from the gardens at Versailles, the Louvre, and the Tuileries, part of the Cabinet du Roi (c.1685-1690)

CCAD Packard Library rare books

CCAD Packard Library rare books

Landscaped stairs leading to CCAD's Packard Library

Landscaped stairs leading to CCAD’s Packard Library

An art installation of Encyclopedia Britannica encased in cement just before entering the Packard Library.

An art installation of Encyclopedia Britannica encased in cement just before entering the Packard Library.

CCAD Packard Library Smitty

Smitty welcomes and wishes well all visitors.

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