Avery Library Sixth Annual Display of Recent Acquisitions
NEW YORK, May 10, 2010 –

The director and curators at the Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library cordially invite you to a viewing and reception for “The Avery Library Sixth Annual Display of Recent Acquisitions” on Monday, May 17th from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library, 1172 Amsterdam Avenue, on Columbia University’s Morningside Campus.


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Important and rare additions to the Avery Library collections and the university art collection will be on view, including books, drawings, photographs, prints, and ephemera. Please respond to cul-events@columbia.edu or visit: http://alumni-friends.library.columbia.edu

The Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library is one of the most comprehensive architecture and the fine arts library collections in the world. Avery collects a full range of primary and secondary sources for the advanced study of architecture, historic preservation, art history, decorative arts, city planning, real estate, and archaeology. The Library contains more than 550,000 volumes including more than 40,000 rare books. Avery’s Drawings and Archives collection includes 1.5 million architectural drawings and records. The Avery Library is home to the Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals, the only comprehensive American guide to the current literature of architecture and design.  For more information, please visit: /content/libraryweb/indiv/avery.html.

Columbia University Libraries/Information Services is one of the top five academic research library systems in North America. The collections include over 10 million volumes, over 100,000 journals and serials, as well as extensive electronic resources, manuscripts, rare books, microforms, maps, graphic and audio-visual materials. The services and collections are organized into 22 libraries and various academic technology centers. The Libraries employs more than 550 professional and support staff. The website of the Libraries is the gateway to its services and resources: library.columbia.edu.  

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