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Art: Find Art Books

Resources to guide you through the research process in the area of Art.

Find Art Books

Find Books

The best way to find a book is to start at FIND Books/eBooks (or choose the FIND drop-down menu and then Books/eBooks).

You will be able to search for print books, ebooks, or both.  You can search by title, author, keyword, or subject.  Use the Advanced Search link if you would like to search using multiple search terms at the same time (title and author; keyword and date of publication; etc).


Print Books

Print book availability and shelving locations can be found beneath the book's summary when searching our online catalog.

  • "General Collection" books are located on the top floor of the library.
  • The call number, located on the spine or on the front of a book, is the “address” of the book on the shelf.
  • Library books are placed in Dewey Decimal call number order on the shelf, starting with 000 and ending with 999.
  • Many of the library's large art books are in our "Oversize" area on the top floor.
  • Art books are generally found in the 700 call number range.
    • 700s: General Art  
    • 710 Area planning and landscape architecture
    • 720 Architecture
    • 730 Sculpture and related arts
    • 740 Graphic arts and decorative arts
    • 750 Painting and paintings
    • 760 Printmaking and prints
    • 770 Photography, computer art, cinematography, videography
    • 780 Music
    • 790 Recreational and performing arts



Look for the blue "View eBook" button to read SAU ebooks online.

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