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Last Updated: Monday, January 30, 2023 11:33am

Fine Arts Library

The Fine Arts Library (FAL) supports research and instruction in the College of Fine Arts, including the Butler School of Music, the School of Design and Creative Technologies and the Departments of Art and Art History and Theatre and Dance. The Library features collections related to various fields of fine arts and design, stewards the Visual Resource Collection and is home to the Foundry, a makerspace for all members of the campus community.

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Our Research Guides

Asian Art

Visual Art

Books, journals, and databases for visual arts research and information on the various art collections at UT.



Resources for images, copyright and citing across disciplines at UT and beyond.



These guides will help you get started researching music topics, finding scores and other materials you need.

Theatre and Dance

Theatre & Dance

This guide will get you started with your research in Theatre & Dance, with finding plays, scenes, and monologues; with play analysis; and with theatrical design.


Find books, journals, and databases for design research.

Arts & Entertainment Technologies

Find library resources for music production, game development, and new performance technologies.

Our Collections

Crosby Cowboy Songs

Historical Music Recordings Collection

The Historical Music Recordings Collection (HMRC) is an archive of audio recordings in all formats and contains approximately 300,000 items making it one of the largest archives of its kind in the USA. Within the HMRC two types of collections can be found: the general collection and the more specific, named collections.

Abbot of Shalu Monastery

Visual Resources Collection

The Visual Resources Collection in the Fine Arts Library consists of two important collections of images of art, architecture and design: an archival collection of some 550,000 slides, now housed at the Collections Deposit Library on the south side of campus, and a collection of over 96,000 digital images that can be used by all UT faculty, students and staff for their research and teaching and are available for viewing on DASE, one of UT’s digital repositories.

Jabberwocky film poster

Archival Collections and Special Holdings

Includes the Austin Theatre Alliance Archive, Oscar G. Brockett Archive, Ezra William Doty Collection, Lynn Freeman Olson Collection, Michael Kostiuk Collection and Igor Youskevitch Collection.

A/V collection

Audio/Visual Collection

The Audio/Visual Collection includes compact discs, DVDs, audio and videocassettes, videodiscs, phonodiscs, and interactive media.

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