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Online Library Induction.

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You can use Library Search to locate books in both print and electronic format, as well as reserve and renew items. For a basic guide to Library Search watch the demo below. 

Browsing in the Library

You can also browse collections in the Library by identifying particular shelf numbers. Books are given a shelf number according to their subject area. 

Useful shelf numbers on the 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

Electronic Books (E-books)

To filter your search for e-books on Library Search select electronic books from the drop down menu. For more on e-books, visit our online guide or watch the demo below. 


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Jessa Mockridge
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Subjects: Art, Design, Visual Cultures

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