The W. Van Alan Clark, Jr. Library at SMFA is the fine arts branch of Tufts University’s Tisch Library. Our mission is to support the curriculum, research, and creative exploration of students, faculty, and staff. Focusing on contemporary art and studio practice, our collections encompass exhibition catalogs, monographs, theoretical and art historical texts, technical manuals, periodicals, media, artists’ books, zines, and more. Library staff are available for help at all stages of research, assignments, and independent projects.
The library also hosts a number of events throughout the school year ranging from poetry readings and film screenings, to artists’ talks, performance projects, sound installation, and music events as well as regular exhibitions of both library collections and student work.
All students, faculty, and staff with a Tufts ID are welcome to visit and access the SMFA Library's collections. Learn more about borrowing, our collections, and research assistance here.