Covers Fine Art, Photography, Ceramics and Stained Glass

Subject Guides include information on subject specific web resources, ebooks, ejournals and helpful classification numbers. Digital and Information Literacy Skills Sessions can be arranged for groups or individuals. If you would like additional help please use our booking form to arrange a session. 

Useful Shelf Marks

The book stock at the Griffith Library is housed on level G, and is arranged into subject areas using shelfmarks from 000-999 (using the Dewey Decimal Classification scheme). The following are useful shelfmarks for Art & Design, but to locate specific material please use the library catalogue.

391 Fashion
686.22 Typography
701.17 Aesthetics of art
701.18 Art criticism & appreciation
709 Art history
720 Architecture
730 Sculpture
738 Ceramics
741 Drawing
741.6 Graphic design & illustration
746 Textiles
748 Glass
759.2 British paintings
760 Prints
770 Photography
778.59 Video production


We subscribe to approximately seventy current journals (in paper format) at the Griffith library, which cover all subject areas taught within Art & Design, plus Stained Glass. They can be found on display in an a-z sequence on level 1, and back issues are housed on level G (again in an a-z sequence). Please note that all our journals are for ‘reference only’ within the library.

In addition, students and staff have access to an even wider range of Art & Design journals electronically, both on and off campus through the ‘eJournal Quick Search’ link on the library website, and also via the ‘Databases’ link. It is via ‘Databases’ that you can access ‘Art Source’, which provides indexing with selected full-text to highly respected art journals from around the world. 

Please contact the librarian at the Griffith Library if you need help in accessing any of the Art & Design electronic resources. 

Reference Material

The reference section can be found on level G at the Griffith library, and in addition to general reference materials such as dictionaries, you will find resources specific to Art & Design.