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Art & Art History

Taylor Family Digital Library

Visual & Performing Arts (VP Arts)
TFDL 3rd floor

  • Service desk for special formats
  • Collections:
    - Art print reference
    - Art and Architecture booklets (includes large component of Canadian exhibition catalogues)
    - Canadian artist/architect and gallery files
    - Slide collection
    - Video collection
  • Video viewing and sound recording listening facilities


TFDL 5th floor


TFDL General Collection for:

  • Newer and heavily-used print books & journals
  • Art books with N-NX call numbers on 5th floor
  • TR Photography and TS Design books on 6th floor

For items not in the TFDL, place a HOLD as directed by Library Catalogue


Nickle Galleries
TFDL 1st floor


TFDL Learning Commons

  • Service Desk - 1st floor
    - Integrated reference and circulation services
    - For research assistance of a general nature
    - LCR staff
  • Tech Support - 2nd floor
    - IT staff

About the Art & Art History Subject Guide

This guide is intended to help you get started with your art research - including art history, painting, printmaking, sculpture, drawing, photography, art education, and textiles (rugs).

  • General orientation to art collections and services
  • Assignments and research papers
  • Thesis and research literature review assistance
  • Electronic databases, including identifying, accessing, searching, and retrieving fulltext articles and high-resolution images 
    • E.g. Art Abstracts / Art Index Retrospective 
    • E.g. 2 Design and Applied Arts Index (DAAI)
    • E.g. 3 ARTstor digital image database
  • Feedback on LCR services
  • Book a LCR instruction class for your students and/or have an online handout prepared for a specific art course or assigment.

Other Collections to Note:

The Military Museums - Founders' Gallery
Current Exhibitions
4520 Crowchild Trail SW, Calgary

Recommend an Item for Purchase

Recommend an Item for Purchase
Students, faculty and staff can recommend a book, exhibition catalogue, DVD, CD, digital image or other item for purchase.

Donate to the Library

Donations of books, exhibition catalogues, Canadian artist ephemera, DVDs, CDs, music scores, digital images with copyrights, and, of course, monetary donations are welcome!

Donated material must be in good condition and normally must not duplicate materials already held by LCR.

For further information, contact Molly Taylor, Gifts Coordinator, Collections, MLB425B, Libraries and Cultural Resources; phone: (403) 220-3797.