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Art & Art History Resources: Books

What is a Call Number?


 The Call Number is a set of letters and numbers found on the spine of the book.  It indicates the book's location on the shelf.  We use "LC" or the Library of Congress Classification System.  

All books and videos are shelved together by subject. Each item is given a call number. In our library,

  • Books and videos with call numbers A-N are on the 2nd floor.
  • Books and videos with call numbers P-Z are on the 3rd floor.
  • Reference books are on the 1st floor.
  • Reserve items are on the 1st floor in L 102.

Circulating Books

The NCC library has many books on art history, art movements, artists, and genres. The following books are just some examples. Circulating books may be checked out and taken home.To search the complete catalog, go to SearchAll.

Books on Reserve

Some books have been placed on Reserve for everyone to use. Go to Room L102 and request the book. You must have your ID card and  the call number. Reserve books may not be taken out of the Library.