Visual Resources Collection

The Visual Resources Collection is powered by LUNA, a software platform that includes images of art, architecture, and world history. LUNA can be used to find images for immediate use in very much the same manner as the library catalog or any other familiar search engine, to create and save image groups or presentations for later use.

How to access the Visual Resource Collection through LUNA:

  • The best resource for getting started with LUNA is to utilize the Art and Art History Research Guide.
  • LUNA accounts are available to anyone who has a WSU Access ID. Create a LUNA account.
  • LUNA is accessible on and off-campus. However, use of LUNA off campus requires confirmation of university status using your WSU access ID.

Visual Resources Center

The Visual Resources Center offers instructional assistance and support services to faculty and students. The center also offers a multi-purpose space can seat 12 people comfortably and contains a student assistant training lab. Equipment is available in the room for virtual meetings and demonstrations, LUNA instruction, departmental business, informal gatherings, and other special events.

Visual Resources Center
Schaver Building, Room 209
5451 Cass Ave.
Detroit, MI 48202

9:00-5:00 pm

  • Requests accepted during the fall and winter semesters. The center is closed on school holidays, during academic breaks, and between the winter and fall semesters.
  • To book an appointment or for questions about the space, please contact with the subject: 'VRC - Schedule Request'.
    • If you wish to book this space for an activity or event, please include contact information and the desired date and purpose of use.

Scanning and Image Requests 

  • Scanning services for instructional use of digitized imagery are available to faculty and students upon request. For scanning services, contact: Terry Kerby at
  • Faculty are welcome to make image requests. To make a request, fill out the image request form. Submit form to Terry Kerby at with the subject: 'VRC - Image Request' OR print out and submit in hardcopy form, and arrange with Terry Kerby to deliver in person with your source materials.


Terry Kerby
Visual Resources Coordinator
Room 208 Schaver

Serena Vaquilar
Subject Librarian for Fine, Performing & Communication Arts