Skip to Main Content
Armacost Library
Ask Us

ART: Browse in the Library

An introduction to art research for University of Redlands students

This page will help you...

  • Find "the art sections" in Armacost Library

Where are Art books?

Art books are on the third and fourth floors of Armacost Library.

Since the library uses the Library of Congress classification system, most art books have call numbers beginning with N. Photography is shelved in the TRs.

Use this map of the library to find your way to the art and photography sections.

Art call numbers

The Library of Congress classification system reserves the call number range N1 - NX9999 for art, and the range TR1-TR9999 for photography.

Art books are classified by technique. Here are the main categories:

N:  History, theory, philosophy, economics and politics of art; art museums and galleries; art as a profession

NA: Architecture

NB: Sculpture

NC: Drawing

ND: Painting

NE: Prints, engraving and etching

NK: Decorative arts, interior decor, art industries

NX: Study and teaching of art, art exhibits, arts administration

TR: Photography and cinematography

What are Call Numbers?

Did you know?

Key points

  • Books in the library are organized by call number, according to the Library of Congress Classification System.
  • Art books are shelved in the N's, and photography books are shelved under TR.

See the section "Academic Books and the Publishing Process" in the Introduction to Library Research in the Arts to learn more about how books are published.