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Access to HE Art, Design and Media: Books

Finding books in the Library

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These are the main shelf marks/classification numbers for books for Art, Design and Media.  If you are unsure where to find a specific title you can always ask at the Library Information Desk  or search the Library Catalogue. 

Subject Shelf Mark
Academic writing 808.042
Architecture 720
Art & Artists 700 -709.2
Art History 709
Art Theory 701
Ceramics 738
Drawing 741
Graphic Design 741.6
Media Theory 302.23
Painting & Painters 750 -750.092
Philosophy of Art 701
Photography 770
Principles of Design 745.2
Printmaking 760
Surface Design 745.4
Surrealism 709.04063
Textiles 746
Visual Research 707.2


Recommended Books

Reading List

Search the Library Catalogue

Search by author, title or a subject keyword. Any matching results will be displayed.

You can then find out the following information:

  • where the book is - the shelf mark;
  • how long the book can be borrowed for; 
  • and whether a book is on the shelf or out on loan.

Can't find the book you want?

If all copies of a textbook are on loan you can place a reservation, or there may be a copy available online as an e-book. 

If the book or journal article is not available from the library you can ask for an inter-library loan.


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