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Art & Art History: Find Books

A delightful guide to Art and Art History research and resources available at Whittier College Library

Find it in the Stacks

Don't Forget one of the best inventions of spreading information....the BOOK!

The following Library of Congress classifications may be useful when browsing the shelves at the Library. Materials for Art/Art History and Photography are located on the top floor of the library.


Library of Congress Call Number Areas:

N (1-9165) Fine Arts/Visual Arts
NA (1-9428) Architecture
NB (1-1952) Sculpture
NC (1-1940) Drawing, Design, and Illustration
ND (1-3416) Painting
NE (1-3002) Print Media
NK (1-9955) Decorative Arts
NX (1-820) Arts in generals

TR (1-1050) Photography

Google Book Search

Use Google Book Search to discover additional books addressing your topic (full-text keyword search).

Google Book Search

Search the Library Catalog

Have you narrowed down your topic? Do you have all the background information you need and find yourself ready to get more in depth research? If you answered YES then you are ready to:

Search the Catalog

You can find books in Wardman Library by searching the online Catalog.




When searching the online catalog, a basic search will let you search by keyword, title, author, subject or call number. An advanced search will let you search by a combination of these fields, as well as by format, language, location, and date.

Finding Books the Library Doesn't Own

LINK+ is a consortium of over 50 public and academic libraries in California and Nevada. Whittier College patrons can electronically request an item not available in Wardman Library and have it is delivered to them in 2-4 days. The service is free and extremely convenient. The loan period is 21 days with one renewal. Go to our Link+ page to get started and follow the prompts below:

  • Search for the book by Title, Keyword, Subject etc. and select “Submit.”
  • If your title is available you will be able to select “Request this Item.”
  • Follow the prompts to enter your name and barcode number located on the back of your student ID.
  • Items arrive in the library in about 2 to 4 days and will be held for up to 10 days. The loan period is 21 days with one renewal. The late fees are $1/day. 

If the item you are searching for is not available through LINK+, you can request it through Interlibrary Loan.