Visual Resources Collection

The NSCAD Visual Resources Collection presents:

The VRC Campus Guide!

Available at:

About the VRC
The NSCAD Visual Resources Collection (VRC) was initiated to support the teaching of NSCAD's art history department more than 30 years ago, and over the years has extended its collection to serve the wider scope of NSCAD's community.

The collection includes over 125,000 35mm slides, approximately 2000 DVDs and videos, and a film collection. The VRC also has holdings of special collections, including artist videos from the Canada Council Art Bank, and a selection of analog and digital audio recordings.

Hours and Location
The Visual Resources Collection is open from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Monday to Friday, and is accessed via the third floor, Administration Building, 5163 Duke Street entrance (third floor by elevator or stairs).

Film and Video
A significant collection of feature films, documentaries, instructional titles and video art supports instruction and study at NSCAD. This Collection includes a selection of 16 mm films from the National Film Board of Canada as well as the Atlantic Filmmakers Co-Operative. Items on reserve for film studies courses are also available.

Search our Film and Video Art catalogues here: VRC Media Collections

Audio Materials
The audio collection includes sound art, sound effects and works by important composers.

Digital Images
The library subscribes to online digital image databases. See the library resources page for details.

Borrowing Materials

  • Slides may be borrowed for 24 hours (please visit the VRC to select your material up to a week in advance)
  • Videos and DVD’s may be borrowed for 48 hours
  • 16mm films may be borrowed for 5 days
  • Audio materials may be borrowed for 5 days
  • For the VRC's full circulation policy, go to:

Need help finding audio or video material? We can help you find what you need!
Call (902) 494-8182,

VRC video collection

VRC Staff

Rebecca Young
Director of Library Services (Library and Visual Resources Collection)
(902) 444-7212 telephone