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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
  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.

Using Material Pickup

You can request circulating Flaxman & I-Share books for pickup in the library, and full details for the pickup process are available on this page
Flaxman Library Materials - May take up to 3 days from request to pickup. Instructions are available here.
I-Share Books - May take up to 5 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.