Library Newsletter

Sotheby's Institute of Art NY Library, December 2013, no. 2

1. Extended hours during finals

The library will be open a little later most evenings for study from Friday, December 6 through Thursday, December 19.

Starting this Friday (Dec 6)

  • Monday - Wednesday: 8am - 9pm
  • Thursday: 8am - 8pm
  • Friday: 9am - 9pm
  • Saturday & Sunday: 12pm - 7pm

Up-to-date Library hours are available on the Hours page on the Library website.

2. NYU Bobst Library

NYU Bobst Library is one of the largest academic research libraries in the city and offers graduate level research collections in art and business.

Sotheby's Institute - New York MA and GC students have reader privileges at Bobst Library. What does this mean?

  • Bobst is a great study space option for students, with plenty of seating and quiet-study areas. Study late! Bobst is open until 1am.


The first time visiting Bobst will require you to stop at the Library Privileges Desk to receive an access sticker on your SIA ID card. Third semester students will need to pick up a letter from the Sotheby's Institute library for extended Bobst access beyond Oct 31. 2013.


More information on NYU Bobst Library access for Sotheby's Institute of Art - New York students.



3. Winter Break Hours & Loans

The Library will be CLOSED - Saturday, Dec 21 through Sunday, Jan 5.

Monday, Jan 6 through Sunday, Jan 26 the library will be open:

- Monday - Friday: 9am - 5pm

Books and DVDs checked out after Dec 14 will be due January 30 - enjoy!

Up-to-date Library hours are available on the Hours page on the Library website.



4. New upgraded scan station

Very good news! Our scan station just got a big upgrade to the latest model.

  • it's faster
  • you can now scan to email, USB drive, Google Drive, Microsoft SkyDrive and to mobile devices using a QR app
  • it's easier to crop scanned material
  • a new counter feature under the SCAN button shows the size of your scanned file


As always, the scan station is easy to use and free!


5. Center for the History of Collecting

On Tuesday, Dec 3 the MAAFDA students visited the Frick Art Reference Library's Center for the History of Collecting.

The Center facilitates symposia and has created a valuable research resource in the Archives Directory for the History of Collecting in America. The directory is designed to help researchers locate primary source material about American art collectors, dealers, agents and advisors, and the repositories that hold these records. There is also a link to the directory on the library's E-resources page.


6. Faculty publications

Our latest faculty publications are featured in the main display case at SIA.

You can browse our faculty publications here, or search the catalog for "SIA-NY faculty publication"



"The Market" edited by Natasha Degen



7. Legal Research Resources

- Check out our Art Law Guide to get started
- You can find art law materials in the library by browsing the K section (in the first stack near the windows)
- Our top databases for legal research: LexisNexis + HeinOnline

Check out Professor Judith Prowda's latest publication Visual Arts and the Law: A Handbook for Professionals
Call #: KF4288.P76 2013


8. How Do I ...

Searching HeinOnline for Law Review Articles

Hein Online Legal Research
For more online tutorials see the library website > Guides > Online Tutorials Series


9. New Decorative Arts Additions

10. Some Lighter Material for the Break

About Us

Sotheby's Institute of Art Library
Erin Elliott, Head Librarian
Lauren Puzier, Reference/Cataloguing Librarian
Alex Batkin, Library Assistant
Joanie Martinez, Student Assistant