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Art: Books

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How do I find art books in the Library?

Art books are shelved on the 2nd floor and will have a shelf number, visible on the spine of the book from 700 - 779. Shelf numbers are assigned according to subject area using a Library classification system called Dewey Decimal. 

You can use Library Search to locate print and electronic books. You can also reserve and renew items which are out on loan. 

Useful shelf numbers for Art subject areas

First Floor 

006 Digital imaging
100 Philosophy
303.4833 Digital Culture
306 Cultural studies

Second Floor

701 Art theory
707 Art Education
708 Curating
709 Art History
709.04 and 709.2 20th/21st Century artists (alphabetical by artists last name)
709.04063 Surrealism (and other art movements shelved from 709.040....)
709.0408 Sound and electronic art
730 Sculpture
741 Drawing
759 Painting
770 Photography
791.4301 Film theory

E-books

There is also a growing collection of  e-books listed on the Library Search.  To search for e-books on Library Search you can use the drop down menu to select electronic books. 

 

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