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Browse by Call Number
These are call number subsections you might want to browse for books about Art & Art History topics:
- AM- Museums, Collectors & Collecting
- BH- Aesthetics
- CC- Archaeology
- N- Visual Arts
- NA- Architecture
- NB- Sculpture
- NC- Drawing, Design, Illustration
- ND- Painting
- NE- Print Media
- NK- Decorative Arts
- NX- Arts in General
- TR- Photography
For a more detailed breakdown of the call number ranges, visit the Library of Congress Classification Outline.
Ways to Get Resources
There are three ways to get library books here at SU. In the order you should look for your item, you can borrow from
- SU Libraries
- Direct Borrowing from our consortium,The University System of Maryland and Affiliated Institutions (USMAI)
- Interlibrary loan (ILL) from libraries outside USMAI
Policies can be seen here.
Call Number Locator
Call Number Locator
The call number of a library book is like its home address.
Copy and paste any call number you find in WorldCat Discovery to see where it lives in the library.
Online Book Collections
MetPublications is a portal to the Met's comprehensive publishing program with 1,500 titles, including books, online publications, and Bulletins and Journals from the last five decades. MetPublications includes a description and table of contents for most titles, as well as information about the authors, reviews, awards, and links to related Met titles by author and by theme. Current book titles that are in-print may be previewed and fully searched online, with a link to purchase the book. The full contents of almost all other book titles may be read online, searched, or downloaded as a PDF.
Getty Publications Virtual Library
In 2014, Getty Publications launched its Virtual Library with more than 250 titles spanning its forty-year publishing history. Titles are searchable by title, author, and keyword and include full descriptions, tables of contents, links to read online, to purchase the print book, to find in a library, or to download the complete PDF for free for personal use. Only those titles that could be offered in their entirety were included in the initial launch of the Virtual Library. More will be added as they can be made available.
Online Scholarly Catalogue Initiative (OSCI)
The Getty Foundation's Online Scholarly Catalogue Initiative (OSCI) is helping museums make the transition from printed volumes to multimedia, web-based publications freely available to anyone with a computer, tablet, or smartphone. The Foundation launched OSCI in 2009 in partnership with the J. Paul Getty Museum and eight other institutions: the Art Institute of Chicago; the Arthur M. Sackler and Freer Gallery of Art; the Los Angeles County Museum of Art; the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D. C.; the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; the Seattle Art Museum; Tate; and the Walker Art Center.