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Art: Books for Checkout

Course Reserves

Course reserves are materials that are kept behind the Circulation Desk and are available for shorter checkout periods, so that everyone can have the opportunity to use them. Ask for them at the front desk.


Searching the Catalog

We have many great art books in the Ludden Library.  They are classified in the N section and some may also be located in the Oversize area on the bottom shelves.  Please ask us if you have any trouble or would just like some assistance finding a book.  To find a specific book, use our online catalog to search by author name, artist, title, or subject.

 Search for Books & Media

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In the Library Catalog, try the following keyword searches:


To find biographical books about an artist:
(name of artist) and biography, for instance, type Van Gogh and biography

To find books about a particular art form, style, technique or era try combining terms, such as:
(type of art form) and (description), for instance, type sculpture and modern
ceramics and chinese
ceramics and glazes
painting and oil