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Visual Resources Center

Photo of Packard Hall


The Visual Resources Center (VRC) supports faculty, staff, and students who use images in their teaching, scholarship, and other creative projects. We provide technical assistance and training in software and hardware, and serve as a campus resource for questions regarding copyright and image permissions. We also help users locate high quality images that are not in our collection and manipulate files for presentations and class papers.

Our computers and scanners are available to Art majors and students currently enrolled in art classes. Art majors are able to check out photo and computer equipment.

Image Collection

The Visual Resources Center maintains an image collection of approximately 200,000 art and architecture slides and 125,000 high resolution digital images. Although we no longer produce slides, we continue to grow our digital database through faculty and student requests and general collection development.

The Colorado College Digital Image Database (CCDID) is available to all members of the Colorado College community. CCDID digital images are for educational purposes only and must be used in accordance with "fair use" copyright guidelinesDatabase Available with CC Account Only.

NEW: The Art Department has recently licensed the Archivision library, a collection of high quality art and architecture photographs for scholarship and teaching. If you are on campus, you can access this new resource at https://colorado.vrchost.com/. No log in is required.

Computers and Scanners

We have three computers with 27"+ monitors and Adobe software available during open hours for quick projects. In addition, we have one large format scanner, a smaller flatbed scanner, and three film scanners. The computers and scanners can be reserved for 1 hour blocks.

Software Tutorials

The Visual Resources Center offers software and hardware tutorials throughout the year. Check the tutorials calendar for our current offerings and workshop descriptions. All classes are held in Cornerstone Media Lab 415, unless otherwise noted.

Equipment Check Out

The Visual Resources Center has three Wacom Intuos Pro Medium tablets, a handful of digital projectors, two MacBook Pros with Adobe Creative Cloud software, and a DSLR Canon camera available for short-term check out to Art majors.

Current Magazines

We subscribe to a number of art and art history journals, magazines, and newspapers. Come by the Art Library Lounge, Packard Hall 123, to check out our newest additions, including Art in Print, Art Forum, Cabinet, Juxtapoz, and Sculpture, among others.

Visual Resources Center
Packard Hall Rm 124
5 West Cache La Poudre Street
M-F 8:00am - 5:00pm
closed weekends


Meghan Rubenstein

Curator of Visual Resources
(719) 389-6375
meghan.rubenstein
@coloradocollege.edu