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Art and Architecture Collection

The Art & Architecture Collection is located in the north wing of Norlin Library. The collection houses one of the most comprehensive art library collections in the Mountain West. The Art & Architecture Collection contains approximately 100,000 volumes of reference works, monographs, exhibition catalogues. We subscribe to well over 200 journals and serials.

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A call number is a combination of letters and numbers which identifies the location and subject matter of books. Think of a call number as an address for a book on the library shelf. Books on similar subjects will appear next to each other.

Call number ranges potentially relevant to your learning in this course include:

  • N Fine Arts
    • NC Drawing. Design. Illustration  
      • NC997-1003 Commercial art. Advertising art
      • NC845-915 Graphic arts materials
    • NK Decorative Arts
      • NK1160-1590  Decoration and ornament. Design 
    • NA Architecture 
  • Z Books, Libraries, Information Science
    • Z116.A3 Book design 
  • T Technology
    • TR Photography 
    • TT Handicrafts. Arts and crafts
      • TT500 Fashion

Rare and Distinctive Collections

Rare and Distinctive Collections (RaD) at the CU Boulder Libraries includes: rare books and manuscripts, the archives, government information, and the map collection. Contact RaD at

Rare Books houses rare works and contemporary artworks such as medieval manuscripts, contemporary artists’ books, and a signature photobook and photography collection.

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