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The Collections

The Art Library collects books, journals, and media in all periods of art history, from antiquity to the present, with an emphasis on Renaissance art, modern art, and contemporary art. Some subjects include:

  • Indigenous Art
  • Visual Arts
  • Sculpture
  • Painting
  • Print Media, including printmaking and engraving
  • Decorative Arts
  • Handicrafts
  • Printing, including graphic design and typography

Arrangement of Materials

  • Books are shelved by call number in the general stacks according to the Library of Congress classification system.


    Madison Sullivan (on leave until 10/3/2022)
    Fine and Performing Arts Librarian


    For reference help, please send message via Ask Us! and your question will be assigned to a team of arts and humanities librarians. For general information, call 206-543-0648