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Welcome to the Art subject guide

PaintingThis guide has been compiled by your specialist Subject Liaison Librarian and provides guidance relating to resources in the Fine Art and History of Art subject areas.

UCL Library Services provides access to a wealth of online and print materials relating to the study of fine art history and theory, in the form of books, journals, and audio visual materials.

Select an option from the menu to find out more about print and online materials, audio visual databases, special collections of artists' publications, how-to videos, online chat and details of further training available through LibrarySkills@UCL.

If you have any questions then please don't hesitate to get in touch.

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Subject Collections

The Art books are located in the UCL Main Library and cover the areas of Fine Art, History of Art, art theory and criticism, film, performance, and photography. 

The Library also provides access to a huge range of online resources such as e-books and e-journals, newspaper archives, films and documentaries for streaming, and more.

Use Explore, the library's online catalogue, to search the collections.

Key resources include: 

Where to study?

You can choose to study in any of UCL's Libraries and study spaces, including bookable study and group work spaces. There are also areas for postgraduate use only.