Search the 'Books & More' tab on the library website using keywords in the title, author, or subject, or the ISBN.
Ebooks can be accessed through links under the 'Online Access' section of the page.
Physical books are arranged using Library of Congress classification. The New School students can borrow or request materials to pick up at any of our locations:
View Access and Borrowing info, or Renew Books on the library website. Most books can be borrowed for 16 weeks and renewed twice.
Use Consortium Libraries (NYU, Cooper Union, New York School of Interior Design) with your New School ID card.
Three ways to find related books:
Login to the library catalog to see more access options:
METRO: Resource-sharing service for New York City area libraries. Onsite access only (no borrowing privileges).
Request a Purchase of any books that you need for your research.
|General Histories, Textbooks||N5300||ND1130|
|Ancient (Greek, Roman, Egyptian)
17th and 18th Centuries
Art Movements (19th/20th Century)
Most books on the visual arts are located at the University Center library, in the N (fine arts), NB (sculpture), NC (drawing), ND (painting), NE (printmaking) and NX (arts) sections.
There are also books in the TR section (photography). Please see the Photography Research Guide for a list of call numbers in that section.
Art books are organized according to medium, geography, and country of origin of artists. There are also sections for eras and movements, materials and techniques, and subjects in art (such as portraiture and nudes). Books on new media art, installation art, and video art are located in various sections and are best located using the library catalog.
Chinese Art, Artists
Japanese Art, Artists
British Art, Artists
Dutch/Flemish Art, Artists
French Art, Artists
German Art, Artists
Italian Art, Artists
Russian Art, Artists
Spanish Art, Artists
ND541, ND 553
|General Artists' Manuals||N7340|
|Subjects in Art
There are many new initiatives to digitize historical art books and to offer new publications -- including exhibition catalogs and scholarly monographs -- in digital format. Public domain works can be by searching the Web.