Answered By: Jenny Swadosh
Last Updated: May 10, 2017     Views: 42

There are different ways of locating artists' books in the library. We have a sample of the front cover and 1 page of 100 of our artists' books on our Flickr site ( You can use these images to identify titles of potential interest.

Another, more comprehensive way is to search in Bobcat for the term "artists' books" and limit your results to "Subjects." You can limit your results to "New School Collections."

Most of The New School's artists' books are designated "Special Collections," so you will need to make an appointment to view them in the University Center Library once you identify which ones you want to see. You cannot borrow them. Send your requests to to make an appointment. We require three business days notice. Special Collections books are available to the public regardless of institutional affiliation and student status.

Some artists' books can be found in the University Center Library at 63 Fifth Avenue, 6th Floor open stacks under call number N 7433.4, and they are still special even though they're not in Special Collections. These books are limited to New School and library consortium students, faculty and staff, or guests with a METRO referral card from their local library.

If you are a New School instructor and wish for your class to use artists' books, please contact with ample notice to discuss options.