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Art History and Visual Studies

A library help guide to art history and visual studies resources at UVic Libraries.

Books and eBooks

Looking for books and e-books for your research? We've got LOTS of those. Over 4 million, in fact! In recent years, we've prioritized the acquisition of ebooks digital collections to ensure ease of access for everyone, but we've still got books on the shelf if you like the serendipity of browsing by subject.  

As an academic library that uses the Library of Congress Classification System, it's important to understand what a call number is and how call numbers work

For Fine Arts, the letter N is your friend, and most books are are found in the class and subclasses of N, as outlined below: 

Scroll through some recently acquired and featured titles below, or watch the videos to discover your own books and ebooks for your research topic!  And always remember to SIGN IN with your Netlink ID and password to get the most out of our collections and services! 

WATCH >> How to Find Books and eBooks

WATCH >> How to Read Call Numbers

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