Libraries in Canada |
| Important Art Library
Catalogues Outside Canada |
| Directories to Art Libraries | Directories to Libraries in General |
| Directories to Holdings of
Major Art Libraries | More ways to find
titles on-line |
|There are well over 250 art libraries in
Canada, but not all are listed on the Internet or give access to their catalogues on-line.
Consult the printed pathfinders at the end of this document for other libraries, and
especially the International Directory
of Art Libraries online guide, which lists those both on- and off-line. Books in other
libraries can be borrowed via the InterLibrary Loans Service at your university. The
following short list names the top art libraries in Canada by province. Many of these
libraries offer online public access to their catalogues:
National Library of Canada (NLC)
The NLC catalogue (AMICUS) is a free
catalogue listing the holdings of libraries across Canada. As a national
catalogue, AMICUS not only shows the published materials held at Library
and Archives Canada (LAC)
but also those located in over 1300 libraries across Canada. AMICUS
contains over 30 million records for books, magazines, newspapers,
government documents, theses, sound recordings, maps, electronic texts
as well as items in braille and large print.
A Sampling of Art
Libraries in Canada:
International Directory of Art
Search this Website by country for listings and links to
art libraries around the world. The IFLA also publishes Newsletter: International
Federation of Library Associations and Institutions, Special Libraries Division, Section
of Art Libraries. S.l : The Section, 1981. Concordia Library Call # Periodicals
Z 675 A85I57 1990-ONWARD. Lists libraries both on- and off-line.
International directory of art libraries.
By Thomas E Hill. Munchen: K.G. Saur, 1997. McGill Library (Blackader-Lauterman) Call #
Reference Z675 A85H55 1997.
Directory of art libraries in
Europe: or libraries with important art holdings, including United Kingdom.
Paris: International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA) Art Libraries Section,
1981. Concordia Library Call # Reference Z 675 A85D57 1981.
Fine arts library resources in
Canada. Ottawa: National Library of Canada [Resources Survey Division,
Collections Development Branch], 1978. Concordia University Library Call # NX 620 N36X.
[Canadian Library Association] CLA directory of members. Ottawa: Canadian
Library Association, c1987. Concordia Library Call # Reference Z 673 C3C3X [CURRENT
Libraries On-line Guide to Montreal Area Art Libraries
Directory of special libraries in the Montreal
area / Repertoire des bibliothèques specialisées de la region de Montreal.
Montreal, QC: Special Libraries Association, Montreal Section. Concordia University
Library Call # Ref Desk Z 735 M6 1995.
and Archives Canada
Guide to in-house indexes of Canadian art, architecture & design literature in
Canadian libraries / Guide des index-maison concernant les ouvrages traitant de
l'art, de l'architecture et du design canadiens localises dans les bibliothèques
canadiennes. Compiled by Peter Trepanier with the assistance of Sylvie
Alix. Montreal: ARLIS/MOQ, 1996. Concordia Library Call # Reference N 6540 G85 1996.
Directory of art libraries and visual resource collections
in North America. Compiled for the Art Libraries Society of North America
(ARLIS/NA) by Judith A. Hoffberg and Stanley W. Hess. New-York: Neal-Schuman Publishers,
Inc., 1978. Concordia Library Call # Reference Z 675 A858H698X 1978.
Directory of vertical file collections on art and
architecture represented by ARLIS/MOQ / Repertoire des dossiers documentaires traitant de
l'art et de l'architecture dans les regions representees a la Section ARLIS/MOQ.
Montreal: ARLIS/MOQ, 1989. Concordia Library Call # Reference N 6540 R47X 1989.
ARLIS union list of microforms on art, design
& related subjects. By Chris Nichols. England: ARLIS/UK and Eire, 1988.
Concordia Library Call # Reference N 7425 N53 1988 "Amendment" (Feb. 1990) slip
from another library . . .
You can borrow any book from another library through the InterLibrary Loans department of
your University (see Concordia University's InterLibrary Loans Services). ILL will find titles for books you wish to borrow, not available at your
own library (as well as microfilm, journal articles, etc.) -- you do not have to know the
location, however the more complete the reference you submit, the easier and faster it is
for them to locate the title.
Last updated: 25 septembre 2007