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:
Use Consortium Libraries (NYU, Cooper Union, New York School of Interior Design) with your New School ID card.
Three ways to find related books:
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METRO: Resource-sharing service for New York City area libraries. Onsite access only (no borrowing privileges).
WorldCat: Search WorldCat, a union catalog of library holdings around the world.
Request a Purchase of any books that you need for your research.
The NK section on the 7th floor of the University Center library is where you will find books on design and the decorative arts.
|Decoration and ornament. Design||NK 1160-1590|
|Interior decoration||NK 1700-2195|
|Rugs and Carpets||NK 2775-2898|
|Upholstery. Drapery||NK 3175-3296.3|
|Glyptic arts||NK 5500-6060|
N -- Art
NA -- Architecture
NB -- Sculpture
NC -- Drawing, Ilustration and Graphic Design
NX -- Arts: Cross-disciplinary movements and practices like Surrealism and Performance Art are found here
TS -- Manufactures: Includes product design and machine-made textiles and fabrics
TT -- Handicrafts: Includes hand-crafted furniture and textiles, and fashion
Experiment with related, broader, and narrower keywords.
Many materials are classified according to geography. Try names of cities, countries, and regions.
Try searching by decade (using various spellings "sixties" "60s" 1960s) or by century (“20th century” “twentieth century”). Specific years (2001) usually won't yield many results.
Decoration and ornament
Design -- Philosophy
Design -- Social aspects
Design -- History
Try searching by using a style (“art deco”), movement (“arts and crafts movement”), or school (Bauhaus).
Combine keywords or subject headings using Boolean logic to create a targeted search. For example: (“Danish modern” OR “Scandinavian modernism”) AND (1950s OR fifties)