Art Collections: Books and Journals

The Art/Music Library houses approximately 85,000 books on visual arts, art theory, architecture and photography. It has an open stacks system, using the Library of Congress classification scheme.  The only collections which are not browsable are the Reserve Collection, Locked Cage, and Folio sections.

Books and journals in most Western languages are collected. Most of the collection is in Class N (Fine Arts) of the Library of Congress classification. Within this class there are subdivisions by medium:

N Visual Arts
NA Architecture
NB Sculpture
NC Drawing
ND Painting
NE Print Media
NK Decorative & Applied Arts
NX Writings on the Arts

The following is a rough indication of other significant fields represented in the collection:

BH Aesthetics
E Includes North American Indians
TR Photography

View our LibGuide for more art and art history resources.

Music Collections: Books, Journals, Recordings, and Scores

The Art/Music Library is the place to go on the River Campus for music materials.
Included in the music collection are:

CD's (over 3500)
Vinyl LP's (over 800)
Audio Cassettes (over 90)
Browsable Scores (over 2500)

Most of the music collection is in Class M (Music) of the Library of Congress classification. All of these are located in the Art and Music Library, and, except for its Reserve Collection, on open, browsable stacks. Subdivisions within this class include:

M Scores
ML Literature on music
MT Musical instruction and study

View our LibGuide for more music resources.

Equipment and Other Tools

Public Work Stations

  • 14 public work stations located in the reading area: 10 PCs and 4 Macs.

Audio/Video Stations

  • 1 Region-free DVD station
  • 14 DVD viewing stations + 1 Blu Ray station
  • 2 VHS viewing stations
  • 1 audio listening station with CD player, cassette deck and turntable.
  • Headphones can be borrowed at the Q&i desk.


  • Finale or Sibelius (musical notation software) and Final Cut Pro available on 2 of the Macs.
  • Adobe Creative Suite 6 is available on all public workstations.


  • A slide scanner and 2 large (12"x17") highspeed, BookEdge flatbed scanners are available for use with Adobe Photoshop, Image Folio and Page Manager software.
  • Flash drives are recommended for saving large image files and can be borrowed at the Q&i desk.
  • 1 Scannx for quick scanning of books and other text for emailing and printing.  Fax is not available.

Color Printing

  • Color (and B&W) printing is available from all 14 public workstations.