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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. Write down the call numbers of the books you'd like, give them to the staff at the Circulation Desk, and tell them you're requesting books which are "on reserve."


Searching the Catalog

We have many great art books in the Ludden Library.  They are classified in the N section, which is located along the back corner wall of the library near the instruction room. Some may also be located in the Oversize shelving area.  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.
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