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

Research Studio I, II & T Research Guide

Information on this page has been impacted by the updated library search (starting 6/24). For more accurate advice, please visit the Updated Library Search Guide.

The easiest way to find books is to search the library catalog!

  1. Start at the library homepage:
  2. Add your search terms to the search bar. This could be a keyword, title, artist, author, or general topic. TIP: If you are searching a name or phrase, use quotation marks to search these terms together. Example: "Kerry James Marshall"
  3. On the search results page, refine your results on the left hand side by Books/ eBook (content type)

When looking at an item, make sure to check the status (if its  available  or  not ) and the location (main stacks or storage). 

Want to find it? Write down the call number and find it on the shelves or ask at the front desk! Check out this guide for help with Call Numbers.