School of Art & Design

114 Ford Hall

Ypsilanti, Michigan 48197

Phone: 734.487.1268

Fax: 734.487.2324

Visual Resource Center

The Visual Resource Center is staffed by a designated Studio Lab Coordinator. The VRC houses slide and flatbed scanners, 35mm and digital still and video cameras, digital projectors, drawing tablets, a document camera, copy stands, and computers. The Visual Resource Center has digital video and photography equipment available for checkout by both Art faculty and students. 

Equipment Checkout

The VRC has digital video and photography equipment available for checkout by both Art faculty and students. Here is a list of available equipment for checkout [PDF]. Undergraduate students need permission to use some of the equipment designated to have signed a faculty signed authorization form [PDF]. Check out is available to Art faculty and students only.

Large Format Color Printing

There is now a 44 inch wide Canon Large Color Printer in Ford 221. Printing is available for all Art School students enrolled in art classes and faculty with up to 40 square feet of printing per semester. The large format print request form [PDF] to be signed by a student's professor prior to use. A handout for large format printing guidelines [PDF] is also available. Questions can be sent to [email protected]

On-line Image Resources


ARTstor is a digital library of images, their associated information, and software tools designed to enhance teaching, learning, and scholarship. The ARTstor Digital Library contains over 1 million art images. ARTstor is available for use by all EMU faculty and students.

Other on-line resources

Please ask an Art Historian for a Research Guide with links to: web resources, digital images and art museums. Including: Grove Art Online, The Art Newspaper- News, AICT (Art Images for College Teaching), Artcyclopedia, Toledo Museum of Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the National Gallery of Art and more.

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