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Modern/Contemporary Art

Shelf surfing is a good way to find books that are not easily found in the catalog. Knowing where to look for books on your topic is key to finding the books on the shelf. Below are call numbers sorted by subject. Books art, photography, handcrafts/arts and crafts are often listed under the following call number:


  • Visual arts -                                        N 1 - N 9211
  • Modern Art                                         N 6350 - N 6494
  • Architecture -                                     NA 1 -NA 9428
  • Sculpture -                                         NB 1 -NB 1952
  • Drawing/Design/Illustration                NC 1 -NC 1940
  • Painting -                                           ND 25 -ND 3416
  • Print media -                                      NE 1 -NE 3002
  • Decorative arts -                                NK 1 -NK 9990
  • Arts in general -                                 NX 1 -NX 820


  • Photography -                                    TR 1-TR 1050

Handicrafts/Arts and crafts  

  • Handicrafts/Arts and crafts                 TT 1-TR 999


You can also search the library catalog by using subject headings. Subject headings can be a word, group of words, or phrase used to describe what the book is about. The following is a partial list of subject headings related to Modern/Contemporary 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 -- Dictionaries 
  • Art, Modern -- 20th century
  • Author Name (eg. Baudelaire, Charles 1821-1867) -- Criticism and interpretation
  • Painters

Search for Books and Other Materials in the Library Catalog

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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.

Last updated on Apr 9, 2024 4:41 PM