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John M. Flaxman Library SAIC School of the Art Institute of Chicago

How to Find Resources (by type)

How to Find Books

  1. ‚ÄčGo to the Library homepage at www.saic.edu/library
  2. Type your keywords in the search box and click Go
  3. Remember to sign in using your ARTIC username and password
  4. Turn on the Resource Type > Books filter using the left sidebar
  5. Find a book you're interested in and look at its status
    - Available Online - this is an eBook you can read online
    - Available at Main Library - this is available in the Flaxman Library
    - Available at Main Library Storage - this is available but you need to bring the call number to the front desk for retrieval
    - Available at Main Library...LIBRARY USE ONLY - this is available but only for use while in the library (no check outs)
    - Not Available - we have a copy but it is checked out (use I-Share to try and get an alternate copy)
    - [Other statuses] - Other statuses may indicate an item is available at a location other than the main library
  6. If it is an eBook, click the Available online link to read it digitally.
    If it is a physical book, write down the location and call number to retrieve it.

A Note for Getting Library Books - Spring 2021

You can request circulating Flaxman & I-Share books for pickup. Full details for the pickup process are available on this page. Alternatively, you can schedule a library visit to browse, pull items, or use non-circulating materials.
Flaxman Library Materials - May take up to 3 days from request to pickup. Instructions are available here.
I-Share Books - May take up to 8 days from request to pickup. Instructions are available here.

Where to Find Books

For a full list of options to find books both through the library and beyond, check out our Where to Find Books page.