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:
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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.
The NK section on the 7th floor of the University Center library is where you will find books on design and the decorative arts.
|General||NK 1-570||Furniture||NK 2200-2750|
|History||NK 600-806||Rugs and Carpets||NK 2775-2898|
|Arts and crafts movement||NK 1135-1149.5||Tapestries||NK 2975-3049|
|Decoration and ornament. Design||NK 1160-1590||Upholstery. Drapery||NK 3175-3296.3|
|General||NK 1160-1174||Wallpapers||NK 3375-3496.3|
|History||NK 1175-(1498)||Other arts and art industries||NK 3600-(9990)|
|General works||NK 1505-1535||Ceramics||NK 3700-4695|
|Special Subjects for Design||NK 1548-1590||Costume||NK 4700-4890|
|Religious Art||NK 1648-1678||Glass||NK 5100-5440|
|Interior decoration||NK 1700-2195||Glyptic arts||NK 5500-6060|
|General. History, etc.||NK 1700-2138||Metalwork||NK 6400-8459|
|Decorative painting||NK 2140-2180||Textiles||NK 8800-9505.5|
|Church decoration||NK 2190-2192||Woodwork||NK 9600-9955|
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