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Our Collection

Northwestern University’s Art Library holds over 160,000 books and journals about art, architecture, and design. 

Collection highlights include:

  • Early modern northern European art
  • Photography collection
  • Strong Western 19th century art and architecture holdings
  • Southeast Asian art
  • Fashion collection

Materials are located in the Eloise W. Martin Reading Room and the Architecture Reading Room on the third floor of the historic Charles Deering Library. Learn about shelving locations on our Find Materials page.