The Millard Sheets Library at Otis College of Art & Design


The Millard Sheets Library at Otis College of Art & Design is a relaxed atmosphere where creative students meet, study, browse, and find inspiration.

Librarians have built a collection that supports the students and the curriculum and includes 40,000 books,130,000 electronic books, online databases with millions of articles, and special collections that include 3,000 artists’ books. Librarians are committed to serving to students and faculty and are readily available to consult about research needs.

Frequently Asked Questions

Sign Up for a 1-month Free Trial

When you sign up for a paid Learning account, you should be eligible for a 1-month free trial. If you do not cancel during that period, you will be charged $20-30 per month for access.

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Sign Up via Los Angles Public Library

Many public libraries, including Los Angeles Public Library (LAPL), subscribe to / Linkedin Learning.

How to sign up via LAPL:

  1. If you already have a physical LAPL library card, skip to step 4.
  2. If you only have a LAPL e-card, you will need to get a physical card to get the best and longest access to LinkedIn Learning. Go to step 3.
  3. Get a physical LAPL Library Card. Fill out the application, bring ID and proof of address, then go to a branch to get a physical card.
  4. Go to this LinkedIn Learning page or navigate to Education & Research > Online Learning
  5. Log in with your Los Angeles Public Library card and PIN number and create an account.

LAPL migrated from to LinkedIn Learning on April 26, 2021.

Once you have created an account via LAPL, you can access it from their Online Learning page, from their LinkedIn Learning page.

If you are using the app or logging in via,

  1. Choose Sign in with your iibrary card
  2. Enter lapl as the Library ID.
  3. Enter your LAPL card number and PIN

Yes. We have a group subscription to You have to sign up for the pass using your Otis email address.

  1. Go to
  2. Search for and select Otis College of Art and Design
  3. Create an account using your or email address
  4. Choose a password
  5. Click Create Account
  6. Check your Otis inbox for a verification email

Students: The subscription expires on December 31st of your projected graduation year.

Faculty and Staff: Subscriptions expire after 365 days.

To renew your account, log into your NYT account and then go to

If you have an existing paid digital subscription using your Otis email address, you may need to cancel it before signing up for the free pass. Please contact to discuss your options.

More information is posted on the NYTimes Help Guide.

It's complicated. :-(

Unfortunately, the Los Angeles Times does not offer similar academic subscription access as the New York Times.

Otis has text-only access for articles published in the Los Angeles Times from 1997-today in eLibrary.

There are several other places to search their articles, depending on the date.

  • The website only covers 1985-today plus a small selection of older articles.
  • You can access the newspaper online for free through two different databases in the Los Angeles Public Library. Both require an ecard:
    • Los Angeles Times (ProQuest) covers 1985-today
    • Los Angeles Times Historical Archives (ProQuest) covers 1881-1996
  • If you want to search the entire archive of from 1881-today, you need to go to It costs about $8/month.
    • You can access it for free if you go in person to the Los Angeles Public Library; the Westchester branch is 1 block away.

When you are on the campus network via wifi or VPN, you can go directly to the Chronicle of Higher Education.

Off campus users must create an account on the website. Use your or address. Do not click SUBSCRIBE.

More Access Instructions [PDF]

The process for creating an account on WGSN changed in 2022. You no longer need to choose a separate password; it will now log you in using MyOtis.

Step 1. Log into MyOtis

Step 2. Go to the WGSN EDU account page

When possible, create your account while you are on an Otis computer or using the campus wi-fi network.

If you are coming from off campus, you might get an error message. In that case, use the Alternate log-in URL.

Step 3. Click "Create a New Account"

New users should click the Create a New Account button on the left.

Step 4. Enter your Name and Otis email address

Enter your name and your full Otis email address. Do not use a personal email address. Then click Submit Form.

Enter your full Otis email address

Step 5. Verify your identity

You may be prompted to confirm your Otis connection by re-entering your credentials on the Otis log in page.

You may also need to check your Otis email to verify your email address.

NOTE: You do not need to create a separate password for

Step 6. Use WGSN

New users may be prompted to fill out a profile, review notification options, and other actions.

Once you have created your account, you can access it directly at for about 3 months.

Re-Activating your account

If you have not logged into WGSN for over 90 days, you will need to re-activate your account.

Follow the same steps above. At Step 3, however, choose the Login & Reactivate button on the right.

On the next screen, enter your full Otis email address.

Enter your full Otis email address

Library Forms

Library Usage Agreement (contract)

Complete this form to set up your Library account.

Book a Library Workshop or Presentation

Sign up for most library services, such as scheduling a workshop, scheduling a research appointment, booking the Library Computer Lab, and booking the Group Study Room.

Library Workshop Feedback

Fill out a short survey to help us evaluate our workshops.

Suggest a Book/Video

Let us know if there a book, journal, video, database, or other resource that ought to be in the Library's collections.

Schedule a Research Appointment (including Capstone)

Alternative method. Let us know if none of the available slots work for your schedule/time zone.

Annotation Builder

Use this form to help you write your evaluative annotations.

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Helpful Links

Library Hours

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Spring 2024 Hours

January 16–May 7, 2024

  • Monday–Thursday 8:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
  • Friday: 8:00 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
  • Saturday–Sunday: Closed

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Academic Support Services

Make an Appointment with the Student Learning Center to meet with highly trained academic support staff.  The Student Learning Center offers academic skills support, writing support, and math support.

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