The Visual Resources Library
The Visual Resources Library supports the teaching and research needs of the Art History Department faculty. It is staffed by a full-time visual resources librarian who develops and manages a growing digital image database as well as a wide-ranging collection of over 80,000 slides. The facility also houses several scanning and computer stations.
Most images presented for class in the campus' fully-equipped electronic classrooms are posted on Blackboard or through the campus' subscription to the ARTstor Digital Library for study.
Sojourner Truth Library
The Library has an impressive collection of books and periodicals on art and architecture, now numbering more than 27,646 volumes, including 5,000 not held in any other SUNY library.
The department also utilizes the resources of the SUNY New Paltz Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art, which has an active schedule of exhibitions of the art of the past and present, as well as a permanent collection with particular strengths in American and Asian art. On occasion classes meet in the museum. Museum studies courses are coordinated by the staff of the Dorsky Museum and provide students with the opportunity to work extensively with the collection and to assist in organizing exhibitions.