Marquand Art Library - Research
Marquand Library of Art and Archaeology
Open 12:00 pm to 5:45 pm
The Assistant Librarian is the main point of contact for art, architecture and archaeology-related research assistance and instruction needs (in addition to the School of Architecture librarian for architecture, design, and urban studies). Library instruction may be tailored to a specific course with some advanced notice, and/or an online research guide for a specific course may be requested. Frequently asked questions related to art research and using Marquand can be found in the Art FAQ research guide on the left, and there are many additional research guides available for specific courses, subjects, and for specific media. Subject specialist librarians in Firestone Library and elsewhere are also available, or one may chat with or text a librarian at specific hours. A sampling of art-related research guides available at other institutions may be found here.
One may limit a search in the library catalog to Marquand (includes Marquand holdings at ReCAP). To browse just the rare holdings, select Advanced Search and add sax and rcppz under "Holding location." Add a keyword, author name or other, or simply click SEARCH to see everything. The results may be sorted by date, or title, or other. Additional collections may also be added, e.g. ex for Rare Books & Special Collections (Firestone), gax for Graphic Arts, and rcppw for rare Architecture Library materials.
If a book can't be found in the stacks, check the Oversize section or vice versa, if regular (i.e. octavo) sized. If still not found, fill out a yellow missing card at the front desk. Alternatively, fill out an online trace request. Marquand staff will mark the title missing in the catalog and will notify patrons IF a title is found. Marquand staff do routinely order replacement copies for missing titles.