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Book Arts: Book Arts Guide

Subject-specific lists of book arts materials available in Special Collections at the Robert B. Haas Family Arts Library

Robert B. Haas Arts Library

reading room at Arts Library

Yale's Arts research library contains approximately 125,000 volumes on-site, including current issues of art and architecture journals, plus related rare and unique materials. Off-site, an additional 300,000+ books and periodicals are stored in the Library Shelving Facility for quick delivery to any Yale Library.

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This guide brings together multiple lists of book arts materials arranged by theme or subject.  Beautifully-made, cutting edge, unusually-shaped, and other interesting books created as works of art themselves also contain useful information.  Each book expresses the views of its maker(s) not only in the meaning of the words, but in what is communicated by the form of the object.  Unexpected structures and materials, imagery, typography and other creative means allows artists to express their views. 

The lists in this guide, one subject per tab, allow readers to see just a few of the topics addressed by artists in bookworks available in Special Collections at the Robert B. Haas Family Arts Library.

Arts Library Special Collections (ALSC) Access Policies

Monday through Friday: 12pm to 4:45pm to walk-in or by appointment.

Reduced hours during recess periods; closed for University holidays.

Each reader must register once per year, and follow all policies and procedures for use of the Special Collections Reading Room.

On site materials can be viewed the same day.  Orbis location code is: Haas Arts Special Collections (Non-Circulating)

Off site materials require at least 2 business days notice.  Orbis location code is LSF. Contact to Request Item.

Assistant Director for Special Collections

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Molly Dotson
Robert B. Haas Family Arts Library

180 York Street | P.O. Box 208318

New Haven, CT 06520-8318

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