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Millard Sheets Library Is Open

We Have Expanded Our Hours

Now open until 10:00pm Mondays-Thursdays

August 30th, 2021 - December 18th, 2021

Monday - Thursday  7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday  7:30 am - 5:30 pm
Saturday  10:15am - 3:00 pm
Sunday  CLOSED

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The Evaluating Sources guide is here for you:

  • steps you through each of the criteria, including Type of Information
  • read sample annotations
  • links to the Annotation Builder web form to draft your own annotations

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Current Hours

Fall Semester 2021

August 30th, 2021 - December 18th, 2021

Monday - Thursday  7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday  7:30 am - 5:30 pm
Saturday  10:15am - 3:00 pm
Sunday  CLOSED

All times posted are for Pacific Time (PT). Hours are subject to change.

Thanksgiving Week

November 22nd - November 28th, 2021
Monday  7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday    7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 8:30 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday - Sunday  CLOSED

Closed all major holidays

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Who was Millard Sheets anyway?

In 1954 Millard Sheets was appointed Director of Otis College. Under his leadership, the school's academic program was restructured so that BFA and MFA degrees were offered.

You may be familiar with his mosaic work on Los Angeles bank buildings.

Oral History of Millard Sheets from the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian

Library Exhibitions

The Millard Sheets Library regularly exhibits items from its Special Collections, especially from the Artists' Books Collection. Check the display case at the library entrance.

Recent exhibitions have included Chance Operations, Random Access and From Here to There.

Please direct questions to Cathy Chambers by phone (310) 665-6327 or email (

Learning Centers

Student Learning Center

The Student Learning Center (SLC) is a friendly space for students on the NW side of the Library where you can receive free support in writing, math, and study skills from peer tutors.

Teaching / Learning Center

The Teaching/Learning Center (TLC) is a faculty dedicated space where you can work as well as receive support in teaching best practices, instructional technologies, and training on Otis College systems such as O-Space, Zoom, and Webmail.

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