The mission of Decker Library is to empower MICA community members to make informed choices in their work and lives.

If we are successful, the library will be a hub for socially engaged artists, designers, and educators in Baltimore, creating a more equitable world. The library's core values are to be innovative, inclusive, and investigative.

Our values are:  Innovative, Inclusive, & Investigative

We provide a welcoming space for learning, inspiration, and discovery.

We are partners with faculty in student learning, specifically relating to information literacy.

We help anyone in the MICA community find what they are looking for.

We are Decker Library!


  • To become a participatory library, where conversations in physical and digital spaces create knowledge that is beneficial to the MICA community.
  • To practice critical librarianship, where we help our community develop critical thinking skills, provide information literacy instruction, promote being an engaged citizen, and critique power and privilege, including developing antiracist frameworks.
  • To become a beta space that allows for the prototyping of new and iterative ideas.
  • To be in partnership with campus units to better support learning.

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Globalization at Decker

We Support YOU!

Decker Library recognizes that diversity, equity, inclusion, and globalization efforts are central to our role.

Through our programs, instruction, materials, and space, we actively work at creating a more equitable, diverse, and reflective place of learning at MICA.

We believe that diversity, equity, inclusion, and globalization work increases our individual and collective creativity and excellence.

We support deep engagement with developing practices and programs that promote these initiatives and strive to always do better ourselves.


Decker Library uses social media to share what's in the collection, including new books and items in the Film and Video Collection, information about events, change in operating hours, and more.

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Decker Library

Mailing: 1300 W. Mount Royal Ave., Baltimore, MD 21217

Location: 1401 W. Mount Royal Ave., Baltimore, MD 21217