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Art History & Visual Art

This guide will help you find art related information including articles, books, images, and more.

Find Art Books

Search Summon and the Library Catalogue to find print and e-books. 

Core art books are classed in the N call number range.

  • N - visual arts
  • NB - sculpture
  • NC - drawing, design, illustration
  • ND - painting
  • NE - print media
  • NK - decorative arts
  • NX - arts in general

Photography books are classed in the T call number range. ​

  • TR - photography
  • TT - handicrafts, arts and crafts

Books in these call number ranges are located on Level 4 of the Music, Art & Architecture Library.

Dictionaries & Encyclopedias



Ebook Collections

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Books from Other Libraries

If UBC Library doesn't have the book you need, try ordering it through our Interlibrary Loan Service.

Visiting another university library?  Reciprocal Borrowing agreements may allow you to sign out books at that library.

These databases will expand your search beyond UBC Library: