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Art + Design

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The Claire T. Carney Library has an excellent collection of exhibition catalogs and art related books on the 3rd floor with other relevant books on the 5th.

 

You're welcome (and encouraged) to browse the books in person! If you hover over the Find Books tab and you'll see there are subpages for each department in Art & Design. Click on a department to see the call numbers related to that area. If there are any new books recently added to our collection in that area, you'll find a few of them listed here too. Don't understand call numbers? Look to the far right for a guide on how to read them.

 

You also can plan ahead and see what our library has from wherever you are. The box to the top right includes the search box right there!

 

If there's a book you're interested in that we don't have, see the Interlibrary Loan tab for information on how to get it!

Finding Books in Our Library

Use the search box below to run a quick search for books, or use the advanced search page to limit your material type to books prior to searching. 

 

Finding Books We Don't Have

Reading Call Numbers

Here's a quick guide on how to read call numbers in our library (and most other academic libraries).

 

An image of a call number on a side of a book. An arrow points to the first line.

The first line is read in alphabetical order.

  • ex. This would be before the PQ's but after the PM's.

 

An image of a call number on a side of a book. An arrow points to the second line.

Read the second line in numerical order.

  • ex. This would be after PN 6746 and before PN 6747.1 or PN 6748.

 

An image of a call number on a side of a book. An arrow points to the third line.

The third line is tricky. Read the letter in alphabetical order then the number as a decimal.

  • ex. PN 6747 .S245 would come before PN 6747 .S5, because .5 in decimal is really .500!

 

An image of a call number on a side of a book. An arrow points to the fourth line.

Sometimes the fourth line will look like this and you read it exactly like the other line.

  • ex. PN 6747 .S245 P4713 would come before PN 6747 .S245 P8, because .8 in decimal is really .800!

 

An image of a call number on a side of a book. An arrow points to the fifth line.

When you see a line near the bottom that looks like a year, it is a year! This goes in numerical order.

  • ex. If there was a book just like this except the date was 2003, it would go before the 2007 edition.

 

You could think of a call number like a detailed address in reverse: planet, country, state, city, street, street number. Each line helps you narrow down the book's exact location!