Access policy

SCAD Libraries are key, central learning resources for each location they serve. They provide access to a wealth of print, electronic and special collections materials targeted to the needs of students, faculty and staff. In addition, each library affords an inviting, secure environment for work and study. All SCAD Libraries* are closed to members of the general public. In addition to providing access to current SCAD students, faculty, staff and alumni with valid ID, SCAD libraries also provide access to the following:

  • Individuals with valid IDs from other institutions of higher learning, including cultural institutions (e.g. museums)
  • Escorted guests of faculty and staff, upon acknowledgment and sign-in at the front desk; unescorted guests by prior faculty or staff arrangement with the head librarian or dean of library services
  • Family members escorted by SCAD students, upon presentation of identification, particularly during special events such as orientation or commencement
  • Groups with related professional interests such as conference attendees or those affiliated with the university for special events such as the Savannah Film Festival or SCAD Style, by prior arrangement with library staff

*SCAD Hong Kong Library is accessible to members of the general public during the regular operating hours of the campus: Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. All visitors are allowed to use collections in house. Priority of using materials, resources and equipment will be given to current SCAD students, faculty, staff and alumni.