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Spring 2021 Services

Millard Sheets Library Is Open

  • Physical access will be by appointment only; no drop-ins are allowed
  • Local patrons may request items that will be available for pick-up in the parking garage
  • If you cannot come to campus, please contact Library staff on how to access e-versions of items in our collections.

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Online Access to Library

How to Access Library Resources from Off-Campus

Students, faculty and staff can access the library databases, ebooks, and streaming video via the library website

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2021 National Library Week

Celebrate National Library Week

National Library Workers Day:
Tuesday, April 6, 2021

If you have the chance, please thank your favorite library worker in person or on social media

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Featured Guide: Evaluating Sources

Need Help With Your Annotations?

Learn how to create them The Otis Way

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

Need additional help? Want a librarian to review your annotations? Make an appointment

Trial Database: BuildingGreen

LIMITED TIME! Check Out This Database

BuildingGreen.com is a trusted source on healthy and sustainable design and construction strategies.

Begun in 1985 and used primarily by professionals, it is great source for Architecture/Landscape/Interiors and Sustainability students.

#BlackLivesMatter

Black Lives Matter

Research guide created in June 2020 as a response to and resource for processing the nationwide protests that occurred in the wake of George Floyd’s murder by police officers in Minnesota in late May 2020.

Despite the outcry, police violence has continued, including the death of Daunte Wright in April 2021.

Police have already killed 268 people in 2021, including Daunte Wright in April 2021. (Mapping Police Violence)

Current Hours

Hours changed due to staffing changes

Spring Semester 2021

Physical Hours of Operation

April 1st - May 11th, 2021

Monday - Friday  8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday  10:15 am - 3:00 pm
Sunday  12:15 pm - 5:00 pm

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Closed all major holidays


All times posted are for Pacific Time (PT). Hours are subject to change.
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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 (cathcham@otis.edu).

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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