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Borrowing Materials--Policies and FAQ
- Your Ivy Tech ID card serves as your library card. Community users may obtain a library card at the circulation desk.
- Interlibrary loan (ILL) services are available to Ivy Tech students and faculty. Please fill out the ILL Request Form here.
- >Ivy Tech students and faculty can browse and borrow materials from the nearby Herron Art Library.
- Although it is a non-circulating collection, the Indianapolis Museum of Art’s Stout Reference Library also makes its collection of books, catalogues, periodicals and online resources available to students and faculty.
Where do I find Art and Design books in the library?
Many college libraries, including Ivy Tech, use Library of Congress Classification to organize materials.
||Drawing, Design, Illustration
||Arts in general
Other sections where art books appear include:
- SB--Landscape Architecture and Gardens.
- Z--Book Arts (including Bookbinding and Fine Art Books).
Click here to search IvyCat, Ivy Tech Libraries' online catalog.
Click here to search WorldCat. WorldCat.org lets you search the collections of libraries in your community and around the world.
Featured Books from the Collection
Call Number: N6537 .M375A4 2015
Publication Date: 2015-04-14
New York Times Bestseller Christopher Marley's art expresses his passionate engagement with the beautiful forms of nature. Beginning with insects and moving on to aquatic life, reptiles, birds, plants, and minerals, Marley has used his skills as a designer, conservator, taxidermist, and environmentally responsible collector to make images and mosaics that produce strong, positive emotional responses in viewers. Biophilia (literally, "love of living things") is a must-have for nature lovers, designers, artists, craftspeople, and anyone looking for visual inspiration in the arts.
Nick Cave by
Call Number: N6537 .C39A4 2014
Publication Date: 2014-09-22
As electrifying and colorful as the "Soundsuits" it features, this survey of the renowned artist Nick Cave also features his latest performance work, public installations, and sculptural assemblages. Anyone who's ever encountered one of Nick Cave's Soundsuits--whether in a gallery or on the street--can't help but be fascinated with these brightly hued, provocative constructions that function as both costume and sculpture. The most comprehensive survey of the artist's work to date, this large-format volume compiles the fantastic Soundsuits, for which the artist is best known, together with his other sculptural work and related projects in video and live performance. Beautiful, insightful, and exciting, this volume will be a must-have for Cave's ever-growing audience.
Ephemeral Works, 2004-2014 by
Publication Date: 2015-10-13
On an almost daily basis, Andy Goldsworthy makes art using the materials and conditions he encounters wherever he is, be it the land around his Scottish home, the mountain regions of France or Spain, or the sidewalks of New York City, Glasgow, or Rio de Janeiro. Out of earth, rocks, leaves, ice, snow, rain, sunlight, and shadow he creates works that exist briefly before they are altered and erased by natural processes. They are documented in his photographs, and their larger meanings are bound up with the forces that they embody: materiality, temporality, growth, vitality, permanence, decay, chance, labor, and memory. Ephemeral Works features approximately 200 of these works, selected by Goldsworthy from thousands he has made between 2001 and the present and arranged in chronological sequence, capturing his creative process as it interacts with material, place, and the passage of time and seasons.
The library subscribes to a number of e-book collections that provide access to over 70,000 e-books. You access them through the Virtual Library. Click here to see a complete list of e-book collections.
Relevant E-Book Collections:
Five decades of Met publications on art history, available to read, download, and/or search for free.
Getty Publications Virtual Library