Decker Library offers more than just research materials. It offers the space and tools you need for study and instruction.

We offer many services to the MICA community including: 

  • Research instruction
  • Research consultations
  • Document Delivery (scanning from the collection)
  • Printing
  • Space Reservations

Not only do we hold some incredible art and design-related resources, we also offer services like instruction sessions, Course Reserves, public printing and scanning equipment, and a space for small group meetings or quiet study.


Teaching Support

Faculty: Partner with the Library

Request Instruction
We kindly require instructions be requested at least one week in advance. For best student engagement, please be ready to share your syllabus and connect the visit to a specific assignment with your librarian.

Put Materials on Reserve for Students
Reserves are items pulled and set aside for a particular course. Reserves are located behind the Access Services Desk on the first floor of the library. Our materials or yours can be placed on reserve!

Scanning from the Collection (Document Delivery)

We will scan items from our collection and email them to you! This service is available to all current MICA Staff, Faculty, and Students. This service is not available to alumni or community members and is subject to copyright and fair use.

Research Help

Get help with research

Librarians are here to help you with your research, no matter where you are in the process. We're more than happy to meet with you on Zoom or in person. You can also just email or chat with us if you prefer.

Print and Scan in the Library

Printing costs $0.05 per page for black-and-white and $0.25 for color printouts. Payment should be made using your MICARD Flex Account.

Only white printer paper is available for printing in the library. The default printout size is 8.5 x 11 inches.

Text-only printing works best in the library. We suggest using the Art-Tech Center for printing any art and design-related material or volume printing.

The Library photocopier (located on the lower level) also has scanning capabilities and is available to users free of charge. Scans can be sent directly to an email address.

Library Room Reservations

Use Our Space
The library rooms offer whiteboards, movable furniture, and ways to play or project videos/presentations. Use for yourself, group work, or your organization.

Schedule our small meeting room! It comfortably fits up to 4 people.

You can also schedule our library classroom. Requests for the library classroom are available for the next seven days. Future dates are held for potential library instruction use.

Suggest a Purchase

We're interested in buying materials that would benefit the MICA community. Whether that's a book, DVD, game, zine, or weird and wonderful object--let us know what you want!

Make sure to check the library catalog to make sure we don't already own what you're looking for.

We can't guarantee arrival dates for materials. If you need an item in the next month, please use our Interlibrary Loan Service