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Los Angeles Library: Using the Library

This is the homepage for AMDA's Los Angeles campus Performing Arts Library.

Library Catalog Search Button

Library Log-In

All Library online resources use a personal login for remote access.

This information can be found on the back of your AMDA-LA Student ID card - the 5-digit number is your Library Account number. 

This number will be used in both username and password fields for off-campus access.

If you do not know your personal login number, your ID is not accessible, or you have not yet been issued an ID card, please contact the library at for assistance.


Helpful Handouts

How To: Log into the Catalog

How To: Search the Catalog

How To: Borrow E-Books [OverDrive]

How To: Access Other E-Content


Library Catalog Video Tutorial

General FAQ

Who can use materials from the Library?

All currently active students, faculty and staff can borrow most library materials.

How do I access online collections off-campus?

If you are off-campus, the Library now uses a single username & password to access all online collections.

To log in to any of our online collections, make sure to follow the link from the Library website to that resource; not any link you may have saved in the past, as that may have changed.

When asked for your login credentials, use the 5-digit number of the back of your AMDA ID card (sometimes referred to as your "PaperCut" number) for BOTH the username and password.

I need a PDF of...

Do you need a PDF copy of a song, play, libretto, or book chapter from the library while learning remotely? You can request it here!

Request a PDF

Writing a paper and need some scholarly sources?...

Check out the Research & Writing tab! It's got tons of suggestions for where to start your research, plus it's full of links to writing tutorials, guides, and how to use MLA Style to format your paper.