Answered By: Jenny Swadosh
Last Updated: Aug 14, 2019     Views: 47

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 the library catalog by doing an advanced search for the subject "artists' books" (in quotes.) You can limit your results to "New School Collections."

Most of The New School's artists' books are designated "Special Collections." These books cannot be checked out and you will need to make an appointment to view them in the University Center Library (63 Fifth Avenue, Sixth Floor) or the New School Archives. Once you identify which books you want to see, 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. See our FAQ question with details about making Special Collections appointments:

A small selection of artists’ books found in the University Center Library, found under call number N 7433.4, are not Special Collections. These books are limited to New School and library consortium students, faculty and staff, or guests through the METRO referral program:

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