Visual Resource Center


The Visual Resource Center (VRC) in the School of Art and Design is a multifuction research source open to students enrolled in Art and Design courses. The VRC features:

  • Undergraduate Art Computer Lab with Macintosh and Windows computers running Adobe Creative Suite and Microsoft Office software
  • Faculty/graduate student lab with Macintoshes running Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Office, content creation software for video editing and Xcode-based programming
  • Self-help creation center
  • 600+ DVD circulating library
  • NIU Digital Image Library with over 40,000 art images from pre-historic to contemporary (call for login and password to the public).

NIU Digital Art Library (login needed)

Hours of Operation

Monday-Thursday: open to foundation classes and by appointment
Friday-Sunday: closed