Mary and Edwin Meader Fine Art Library

KIA Library Collections

  • Books and videos: Search the library's catalog.
  • Exhibition catalogs
  • Current periodicals
  • Artist Files

    Library Hours

    11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays

    december 18 holiday hours

    Art Detectives

    The Meader Library's every-month children's event offered October through May. Click here for more information

    Arty the Mouse

    Book discussions

    The library hosts book discussions at 2 pm the third Wednesday of each month from September through May.

    Using the Library

    The library is open to the public for research and enjoyment. If you're a KIA member, you may borrow materials - just bring in your KIA membership/library card to get started.

    Contact the Library

    Email
    Phone: 269-349-7775, ext. 3166

    New Acquisitions

    2018 bey seeing deeply 2018 cunningham fashion climbing 2018 steele pink
  • Dawoud Bey: Seeing Deeply by Dawoud Bey "Dawoud Bey: Seeing Deeply offers a forty-year retrospective of the celebrated photographer s work, from his early street photography in Harlem to his current images of Harlem gentrification."
  • Fashion Climbing: A Memoir with Photographs by Bill Cunningham "Fashion Climbing is the story of a young man striving to be the person he was born to be: a true original. Between these covers, is an education in style, an effervescent tale of a bohemian world as it once was, and a final gift to the readers of one of New York's great characters."
  • Pink: The History of a Punk, Pretty, Powerful Color Edited by Valerie Steele "Pink is beautifully illustrated, with images of stunning pink fashions given context by photographs, advertisements, and works of art. It features essays by scholars across the disciplines, giving readers access to a wealth of research into subjects as diverse as Hollywood movies and the symbolism of the pink triangle."

    Be sure to check out our growing DVD collection, our circulating magazine collection, and our children's literature collection!

    Donations

    The Meader Fine Arts Library accepts donations of art and art history related items.

    In accepting a donation of materials, the library reserves the right to decide whether items should be added to the collection. If donated books and other materials are not added to the collection, these items will be sold on our book sale cart.

    The library cannot assess the value of a donation. There is a donation form that can be completed for your records. It is the donor s responsibility to determine the value of the donation or use an independent appraiser to do it for them.

    We do not accept:

    • Anything damaged, or in poor physical condition
    • Anything damp, dirty, or moldy
    • Textbooks
    • Magazines
    • Cassettes
    • VHS Tapes

    Due to space limitations we cannot accept more than 2 paper grocery bags (or similar-size boxes) of donated items per person per day. If you are interested in donating more than that to the library please call 269-349-7775 ext. 3166 or email library@kiarts.org to set up an appointment.