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Art History Research & Writing: Find Books

Call Number Ranges

Library of Congress classification system.  

See general areas below for subject browsing in the stacks.

N Visual arts
NA Architecture
NB Sculpture
NC Drawing; Design; Illustration
ND Painting
NE Print media
NK Decorative arts
NX Arts in general
TP Chemical technology (includes some ceramics/pottery)
TR Photography
TT Handicrafts; Arts and crafts

ILL/Borrow Direct

Eli Express is a delivery service operating among most of Yale's libraries. It allows library readers to request that books be delivered from any of Yale's participating libraries to the Yale library of their choice. Eli Express requests can be made via Orbis.

Find Books

ORBIS is the main online public access catalog (OPAC) for Yale University. ORBIS contains records for over 13 million items located in 22 libraries on the Yale campus and at the Library Shelving Facility.

Library Tutorials
These tutorials serve as a great introduction to searching the Yale University Library through ORBIS and other resources.
Locating books in the Haas Arts Library   stacks map
Main Level
Reference Collection
All Oversized (+) books in call number ranges from A through Z
All Current Periodicals
All Open & Closed Reserves
Student Shelves begin

Lower Level
All Regular-sized  books in call number ranges from A through Z
All Old Drama Class books
Student Shelves Continue 
Art Folios
Books in the NJ18 sections of the stacks are monographs on individual artists. They are filed in alphabetical order by artist's last name.
Note: there is an NJ18 regular size section (lower level) and an NJ18 oversize (main level), in the LC class.

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Arts Librarian

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Lindsay King
Associate Director for Access and Research Services,
Robert B. Haas Family Arts Library