Use OneSearch, the Library's online catalog, to look for books by title, author, subject, or just type in some keywords to get started.
You can also just browse the shelves on your own without looking up a specific book. See the box below called Find Books by Browsing to see various photography subjects and their corresponding number range (each book has its own call number on a label).
Some examples of photography books in our collection - click the links for more information:
You can browse the shelves to explore our photography collection - most photo books are located on the 4th floor in the TR section. Below are the major Library of Congress call number ranges for photography:
TR 1 - 1050 Photography
|TR 1-127||Photography annuals, directories, exhibitions, history|
|TR 139-140||Photographer biographies|
|TR 287-500||Photographic processing, darkroom techniques|
|TR 504-508||Transparencies, dispositives|
|TR 510-545||Color photography|
|TR 550-581||Studio and laboratory|
|TR 624-835||Applied photography, including artistic , commercial,|
|medial photography, photocopying process|
|TR 846-899||Cinematography, motion pictures|
|TR 925-1050||Photomechanical processes|
You can browse books using our online catalog by SUBJECT. Here are some examples of subject headings to use to find both print books and ebooks about photography.
When doing a search for books on the library's website, you can limit your results to eBooks by using the options on the left side. Click BOOKS first, then click AVAILABLE ONLINE.
Some examples of eBooks in our collection:
An AUTHOR search in the Library catalog for the photographer's name results in books written BY the photographer, e.g. correspondence, diaries, autobiographies and books in which the work of the photographer predominates.
A SUBJECT search in the Library catalog under the artist's name results in books written ABOUT the photographer, e.g. biographies, criticism, books for children about the photographer, fictional accounts (novels).
A KEYWORD search in the Library catalog under the photographer's name sometimes retrieves books picked up by neither an AUTHOR nor a SUBJECT search, for example, chapter headings or illustration statements which are not indexed as author or subject.
Below are examples of books found using these three search methods: