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Call Numbers and Subject Search Terms for Art



  • Visual arts - Call Numbers: N1- N9211
  • Architecture - Call Numbers: NA1-NA9428
  • Sculpture - Call Numbers: NB1-NB1952
  • Drawing/Design/Illustration -Call Numbers: NC1-NC1940
  • Painting - Call Numbers: ND25-ND3416
  • Print media - Call Numbers: NE1-NE3002
  • Decorative arts - Call Numbers: NK1-NK9990
  • Arts in general - Call Numbers: NX1-NX820


  • Photography - Call Numbers: TR1-TR1050

Handicrafts/Arts and crafts  

  • Handicrafts/Arts and crafts - Call Numbers: TT1-TR999



The following is a partial list of subject headings related to Art that can be used when searching for books and other items in the FAU Libraries Catalog.

  • Art -- Dictionaries
  • Art -- History
  • Art, Modern -- 20th century
  • Author Name (eg. Baudelaire, Charles 1821-1867) -- Criticism and interpretation
  • Painters

Reference Titles

Below is a sample of the some of the electronic books available for Art. For a complete list of e-books, please go to the FAU catalog, do an advanced search (you may want to use some of the terms to the right), limit your location to electronic resources, and limit your format to books.

What's a Call Number

Refer to call numbers to find our books on the shelves. Every book is assigned a call number which tells you where in the library you can find it.  Need more help, click here.

Interlibrary Loan

During your research process, if you find that our library does not have the particular book or article that you are looking for, you are able to request it through Interlibrary Loan.

It may take 7-10 days for your loan to get to you, so plan ahead.



UBorrow is a loan service that allows FAU students, faculty, and staff to directly request materials from participating libraries within Florida's state University/College library system. Currently, you can only request books via UBorrow.

How to Use UBorrow

  • When searching the FAU Library Catalog, click on the blue UBorrow link towards the top right corner of the search results page.

  • This will take you to the State University/College Libraries catalog, showing all the available items within Florida's university/college system.

  • If you want an item, click on the UBorrow icon below the book title, then provide your Owl Card number, and select where you want to pick up your book.

  • You will receive an email in a few days letting you know that your book is ready for you to pick up at the Service Desk at the library.

Need more information?  See the Interlibrary Loan (ILL) pages about UBorrow.

Last updated on Mar 28, 2023 10:15 AM