The Library Collection
The library is full of information and is presented as follows:
- Exhibition Catalogues
- Reference Material
- Online Subscriptions
Our book collection is arranged in a numerical sequence based on Dewey Decimal Classification. This begins at 000 and works its way upwards. Every book is given a call number made up of numbers and letters, which locates the book within the collection. Call numbers generally look like this:
While the vast majority of the collection is located on Level Two of the library, items newly added to the collection are located on the ‘New Books’ shelf by the Issue Desk on Level One. This shelf is regularly updated.
The Library currently subscribes to approximately 80 journal titles. The most recent issue is displayed on the journal shelf on Level One by the stairs. Back-issues are arranged alphabetically on shelves on Level One. All journals are for use in the library only.
There is a large DVD collection located on Level One of the Library and this collection is constantly expanding. These DVDs, which mainly comprise feature films, can be viewed in the Library and cannot be borrowed.
The Library holds approximately 1,000 videos, also located on Level One, covering such areas as feature films, documentary, fine art, animation and the graduate show-reels produced each year by IADT students. Although some of these videos are for Library-Use Only, the majority can be borrowed for three days.
The Library subscribes to a number of electronic databases. These are listed in the Database section of the website click here to see the list.
The easiest and most efficient way of accessing all IADT's database is through the Athens Authentication methods. To apply for an Athens username and password contact firstname.lastname@example.org you can also learn more about Athens by clicking here