Decker Library

Welcome to Decker Library! Please note that we will be closed for catalog maintenance May 30th through June 5th. Please check our calendar link below for the most up-to-date hours.

We empower the MICA community as knowledge seekers and support research as a creative process.

There's a ton of information out there. The librarians are here to help you navigate information sources and build your research skills as creative professionals. Each student has their very own program librarian.

Find your librarian

Discover what Decker has to offer, including print and web-based materials, film and video collections, archives, and more using the links below. 

Notice of Possible Service Disruptions: As you may be aware, the library is in the process of migrating to a new platform to better meet the needs of our campus and users. We are hopeful that this process will go smoothly. However, service disruptions and closures may occur in the future. We will post notices as far in advance as we are able and thank you for your patience and understanding as we work to make these critical improvements. Please reach out to us at or for any questions. 

Discover What's at Decker

Search the Catalog

Find books, movies and television, journals and magazines, and more. Materials in our catalog are mostly available at the library or online.    Search the Catalog

Find Articles and Media

Find academic, news, and encyclopedic articles, ebooks, streaming video, and image collections in our A-Z Database list.    Find Articles and Media

MICA Digital Library

MICA Digital Library

Discover digitized items from our archives and special collections, including artists' books and graduate theses.    MICA Digital Library

Summer Hours

May 20* - May 29:
Monday, Tuesday: 8:30am-4:30pm
Wednesday: 12:00pm-4:30pm
Thursday, Friday: 8:30am-4:30pm
Saturday & Sunday: Closed

*May 20th: Early closure (1:00pm) for Commencement
May 27th: Closed (MICA Closed)

May 30 - June 5: Closed for catalog maintenance

June 6 - July 28*: 
Monday, Tuesday: 8:30am-5:30pm
Wednesday: 12:00pm-5:30pm
Friday: 8:30am-4:30pm
Saturday & Sunday: Closed

*Closed July 4th. Closed July 16-17 for staff training. 

July 29 - August 25: 
Monday, Tuesday: 8:30am-4:30pm
Wednesday: 1:00pm-4:30pm
Thursday, Friday: 8:30am-4:30pm
Saturday & Sunday: Closed

Note: Decker Library is closed whenever MICA is closed. 
For up-to-date scheduled hours (including early closures, holidays, etc.), please take a look at our public calendar

Research Help Hours: 

The librarians are on-call when the library is open. If you need research help, please let Access Services staff know. 

Note: One-on-one meetings can be scheduled with your liaison librarian through Calendly

Contact Us

Decker Library


1401 Mount Royal Ave. Bunting 1st floor Baltimore, MD 21217