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Art: Finding Books

Research Guide


Finding Books @ AC

You have a few options for locating books in Abell Library and beyond.


Some Subject Headings you may wish to try searching with are noted here:

Art & Community Art & Religion Modern art Graphic Design & Illustration

Circulating books are located on the 2nd floor of the library. Many books on anthropology topics can be found in the following sections:

N - Visual arts NA - Architecture NC - Drawing, Design, Illustration NX - Arts in general

Look for the first letter of the call number (for example, N6447 .V37 ) on the end of the shelves to find what you're looking for or to browse.

TIP: Once you have found a couple of books in the catalog and have located them on the shelves, browse in the same area to see if there are other titles of interest. This is a great way to locate a title that a catalog search may have missed!

Getting Books From Other Libraries

By default, searching our catalog will only look for items here at AC. You may instead choose the search option "Libraries Worldwide" (see image below) if you are not finding what you need here.

You may request to borrow the item from another library via Interlibrary Loan (ILL)

  1. Click the "Request Book through Interlibrary Loan" button.
  2. Complete and submit the Interlibrary Loan Form. 
  3. Allow 1 to 2 weeks for the book to arrive and be available for pickup.
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