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

Where to Find Resources (by type)

Where to Find Books

The Library Search is a Great Starting Point for Books!

Use the search box below to search almost everything the library has to offer, or visit the library homepage. Check out the How to Find Books [link to guide page] page in this guide for step-by-step directions.

Borrowing Books Beyond SAIC

If you are seeking books that are unavailable in the library catalog, we recommend first checking if it can be requested through I-Share (linked below). If that does not work, the next step is to fill out the Interlibrary Loan form (ILL). You can search WorldCat (link below) to find books from other libraries. Flaxman staff will do everything we can to get materials for current SAIC faculty, students, and staff through ILL when not available through I-Share.

Want to explore more books? Check out these catalogs and online platforms:

Purchasing Books

Visiting Other Libraries

There are other libraries in the Chicago area that allow visiting researchers. Below are the most commonly asked for libraries in our area. It is always best to check with them before visiting.