Use the Book & Media Catalog to locate both print and e-books.
System searches: The catalog will search all the libraries in the Carroll County Library Partnership. Click on Carroll County Public Library if you want to do that. An alphabetical search will do the same thing.
Search language: Use one or two main words to find your topic. No luck? Brainstorm for other words or ask for help.
E-books: They are included in the catalog. Click to open. You can read and print online.
To locate a print book on the shelf: Check four things! Make sure it is in our Libary/Location. Note the collection--it may be a reference book which is located on the main floor, it may be a circulating book which is on the lower level, etc. Folio or oversize books are in a separate collection area and are a large part of the art collection. They are after the normal size books on the lower level.
We use the Library of Congress system which has letters which indicate the subject in front of the numbers. Look at the overview of system, use charts on the wall or ask a librarian for help. Finally, make sure its status is checked in.
Look here to find web links to additional e-books not found in Carroll's online catalog.
The list of books below can help you discuss/analyze a work of art and may be checked out of the Library.
N 66 A32 Looking at Art
N 5300 L58 --Isms: Understanding Art
N 6490 H42 Why a Painting Is Like a Pizza
N 6490 Y46 How to Look at Modern Art
N 7350 A 375 How to Look at Japanese Art
N 7425 C26 What is Art?
N 7430 M294 Visual Forces: An Introduction to Design
N 7430 O3 Art Fundamentals: Theory and Practice
N 7430 S54 Artist’s Handbook
N 7476 B37 Short Guide to Writing About Art
N 7477 W66 Looking at Pictures
N 7830 F37 Signs and Symbols in Christian Art
ND 50 U54 Folio Understanding Paintings