Fine Arts Library

Second Annual Lone Star Zine Fest Happening 9/2

Aug. 21, 2018

Event: Lone Star Zine Fest, a gathering of ‘zine makers and enthusiasts. This event is free and open to the public.

When: 1 p.m., Sunday, September 2.

Where: The North Door, 501 Brushy St., Austin, Texas.

Background: The Lone Star Zine Fest ( is back for a second year!

Summer Support Ramps Up with Two New Endowments

Aug. 3, 2018

The Libraries has recently received some welcome funding for collections and preservation from long-time library supporters.

Tex Libris: Whit's Picks - Gems from the HMRC

July 30, 2018

Resident poet and rock and roll star Harold Whit Williams has recently taken on a project to catalog the KUT Collection, obtained a few years ago and inhabiting a sizable portion of the Historical Music Recordings Collection (HMRC).

Excessive Noise Turns Six with "Green Paw"

March 8, 2018

Excessive Noise is an occasional concert series hosted by the Fine Arts Library.  Organized by Russell Podgorsek — who earned his doctorate at the Butler School of Music and is an employee of the Fine Arts Library — the series provides students with an opportunity to perform chamber and solo works beyond those required by their degree programs.  It also provides an opportunity for the premier of original works beyond the classroom.  While generally in the classical vein, Excessive Noise features work from a variety of traditions and perspectives.

Students Print 6-String Violin in The Foundry (Video)

Jan. 23, 2018

Sean Riley is a musician and Ph.D. candidate studying music entrepreneurship at the Butler School of Music. Riley stumbled upon a score by American composter John Adams in the Fine Arts Library that he'd been interested in playing for a while, but the music required a 6-string violin. So Riley did what any creative entrepreneur would do: he made one. 

Read the complete story here.

Library of Congress Archivist Shares Dance Preservation Techniques and Expertise

Nov. 6, 2017

Event: “Achiving Dance” Workshop with Libby Smigel (Library of Congress). This event is free and open to the public.

When: 1-3 p.m. Monday, November 13, 2017.

Where: Fine Arts Library (DFA 3.200) at The University of Texas at Austin.

Background: The Fine Arts Library presents a workshop with a Library of Congress archivist focusing on the preservation of performing arts, specifically dance.

New Design Program Space Opens at Fine Arts

Oct. 12, 2017

On Thursday, October 12, representatives of the Libraries joined College of Fine Arts Dean Doug Dempster and Provost Maurie McInnis to fete the opening of space on the fourth floor of the Fine Arts Library redeveloped to serve as a home for the newly announced School of Design and Creative Technologies.The renovation project, 

Artist Yuliya Lanina is Resident at The Foundry

Nov. 1, 2017

The Fine Arts Library and the College of Fine Arts (COFA) welcome Yuliya Lanina as the fall’s artist-in-residence at the Foundry in the Fine Arts Library.

During November 6-10, Lanina will visit with classes in the college, work in the Foundry and conclude the week with a presentation about her work on the “Herstory” project, on Friday 10th February at 3 pm in the Fine Arts Library.

Artists’ Books on Display at Fine Arts

Nov. 1, 2017

Event: “Experiencing Artists' Books,” exhibit and discussion with Allison Myers (Art History PhD candidate and 2016-2017 VAC Curatorial Fellow), Jason Urban (Artist and Studio Art Faculty), Lindsay Starr (Cattywampus Press), and Claudia Zapata (Puro Chingón Collective). This event is free and open to the public.

When: 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, November 7, 2017.