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Call Numbers are Calling My Name!


One source I can always trust for inspiration is the library. It’s free, easy to access on campus, and filled with amazing material. Whether at Fenwick, the JC stacks, or your public library, you can always count on the call numbers to lead you in the right direction for that creative boost.

The fourth floor at Fenwick (more specifically the call numbers starting with “NC”) is loaded with great art books and images from old and new masters alike. Plus, it’s always quiet and most likely you’ll be the only one around, so you will enjoy the peace and quiet while perusing through pages of inspiration.

If you just can’t handle the library, go to your nearest bookstore. Granted it’s not free, but they don’t charge for looking! Plus, if you find a book you just can’t live without, you can always purchase it, or better yet, jot down the author and title and it check out from the library. We might as well use our libraries – it’s part of our tuition and that’s what they are there for!

So go ahead…grab a book and I guarantee you those creative juices will start to flow!


  1. Aubrey Meusel wrote:

    Great post! I absolutely love going to B&N or Borders on a rainy day, it always gives me inspiration and motivation to create something. Most times the books are a little pricey so I just take a photo of the cover with my cell and purchase books on Amazon for a whole lot cheaper!

    Monday, April 26, 2010 at 12:12 pm | Permalink
  2. EmFlores wrote:

    I love our libraries on campus. Specifically for art and design, I’ve checked out stacks of books at one time for various projects, papers, or some side interest. I was surprised at how current some of the publications are–it’s nice to know that the library is keeping up with our field.

    Monday, April 26, 2010 at 1:13 pm | Permalink
  3. Emily Posner wrote:

    I love that you posted about this. I love our libraries, too, especially with the variety of design inspiration books and access to magazines like Communication Arts and Print magazine. It’s amazing how accessible these resources are for design students. For those of you who haven’t scoped out the libraries on campus, I highly recommend it!

    Monday, April 26, 2010 at 2:56 pm | Permalink
  4. Marzia wrote:

    I love libraries and bookstores as well. It is hard in a bookstore not to buy some of those books though! They are so beautiful, but very expensive. That is why is easier for me to roam around a library. Our campus library is good, and surprisingly not very busy most of the times. Great post!

    Tuesday, April 27, 2010 at 7:49 am | Permalink
  5. LindseyMarie wrote:

    Oh my goodness, I’m reading our comments and realizing that we are such design geeks. I love it though!

    To add upon the magazine/publication comments, our amazing library ALSO has videos on-hand including three that focus mainly on the Bauhaus.

    There are three full shelves of books on logos, just logo books! I’m really glad that you posted about this Melissa, I thought I was the only one who got excited about our design stacks. We should all get lunch and have a picnic in the “NC” aisle one of these days.

    Wednesday, April 28, 2010 at 5:34 pm | Permalink
  6. doolmin wrote:

    i agreed with your point with library. great resource and lot of resource that we can easy to access

    Monday, May 3, 2010 at 5:04 pm | Permalink

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