Picture/Fashion Files

The Picture/Fashion Files Collection is located on the 6th floor of the Library.

This is a circulating collection* from a variety of sources arranged by individual headings. The collection is available for self service browsing*. You may borrow up to 20 pictures by checking them out at the Access Services Desk on the 5th floor.

Picture File headings are included in OneSearch Library Catalog. To find Picture/Fashion Files, search picture files as a title or as a series. Or download the index.

*For Fashion Files, please see a member of the Access Services Unit for paging. These do not circulate and are treated as Designer Files.

Circulation Policies
There are specific policies and procedures for items from the Picture File Collection. These are printed on each envelope when you check out items from the collection. Please read them carefully.

Loan periods for Picture Collection files and envelopes:

  • 4 weeks. Check your due date to avoid fines. 
  • The renewal period is an additional (4) weeks.

Overdue fines for Picture Collection files and envelopes:

  • Overdue fines are charged at the rate of 50 cents per day, per envelope. The maximum overdue fine per envelope is $20.

Lost or Damaged Picture/Fashion Files & Envelopes
Lost or damaged picture replacement cost is $2.00 per picture. Please inform staff of any damaged pictures before you check them out. If you lose the envelope, you will be charged $20.00 for replacement, regardless of the number of pictures you checked out and any overdue fines incurred.

The Collection Development Policy for the Picture/Designer File Collection is available to view as a PDF.