Jane Furness MA DipILS MCLIP

Academic Support Librarian (Edinburgh College of Art)


I work as part of the Academic Support Librarian Team to deliver support to Edinburgh College of Art and the College of Arts Humanities and Social Sciences. As the former Librarian at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art I have many years of experience in art librarianship. I am a point of contact for staff and students of the five Schools within Edinburgh College of Art who may have questions about library resources and services. 

I am happy to meet with staff and students from the ECA Schools individually, or in groups, to help you find what you need, get the best from the literature databases available to you, access the ECA Library special collection of Artists' Books, or advise on any other aspect of the Library's business.

My Publications:

  • New: Recent Acquisitions of Contemporary British Art: Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Alice Dewey, National Galleries of Scotland, 1999 [contributions to exhibition catalogue artist information pages]
  • ‘Research Resources in the National Galleries of Scotland’, Art Libraries Journal, Volume 28, issue 3, 2003, pp. 37-41
  • Tom Phillips: A Humument, National Galleries of Scotland, 2007 [exhibition catalogue introduction]
  • Edinburgh College of Art Library artists’ books collection, The Piper, number 41, Spring 2014, p5 and p8.
  • Introductory essay for Theory of Colour exhibition catalogue for Barbara A Morton Entropie Books exhibition, Scottish Poetry Library, June 2022
  • Forthcoming: Introductory essay for exhibition catalogue for Barbara A Morton Entropie Books exhibition, Meffan Museum and Art Gallery, June 2024


MA in History of Art & Scottish Literature (Joint Honours), University of Glasgow.

PG Diploma, Information & Library Studies, Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen.

Awarded Chartership from CILIP, June 2007.

Responsibilities & affiliations

Member of Scottish Visual Arts Group