Decker Library

Welcome to Decker Library! Please note this service disruption: We will close at 2:30pm on Thursday, August 22 for a Graduate Studies event.

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. 

Thank you for your patience: As you may be aware, the library has migrated to a new platform to better meet the needs of our campus and users. We're still working on making it the best resource for the campus, so please reach out to us at or for any questions or issues you see! 

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

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

*We will open at 12:00pm on Tuesday, August 13th. We will close at 2:30pm on Friday, August 23rd.

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

Access Services (for general inquiries)


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

Research Help (for librarian assistance with research)


Decker Library 1401 W. Mount Royal Ave. Bunting Center, 1st Floor Baltimore, MD 21217