With over 185,000 volumes, the Kohler Art Library is considered a large public art library. It houses a broad range of traditional and non-Western materials on world-wide art history, material culture, and the making and practice of art. The library’s collections complement research and teaching predominantly in the Art History and Art Departments and the Chazen Museum of Art, but supports all campus units with interests in visual culture.
Covering all periods of art, the collections include the areas of painting, drawing, architecture, sculpture, graphic arts, photography, and decorative arts. Types of materials include monographs, periodicals, exhibition catalogs, museum guides and collection catalogues, artists’ books, sales and auction catalogues, catalogues raisonnés, Festschriften, electronic resources (CD-ROMs and DVDs) and art-related videos. Online resources include a growing array of ebooks, article databases, and image databases such as ARTstor. The collection also includes photo archives and periodicals on microform, and a small pamphlet file on art subjects.
The art reference room has an extensive collection of art bibliographies, dictionaries of art terminology, biographical dictionaries, exhibition records and histories, encyclopedias, directories of museums and galleries, iconography reference books, signature and monogram identifications, and auction record indexes, among many other types of resources.
The circulating materials are located in:
The non-circulating materials, which need to be paged and used in the library, are in:
OTHER COLLECTION AREAS OF STRENGTH: