Catholic University of America Library

About the Collection

The Catholic University of America has a small collection of artists’ books and related resources. It belongs to the Washington Research Library Consortium (WRLC) and shares materials with other local universities. The resources at CUA may be a good place for students to begin research about the field.

Finding Artists’ Books

In CUA’s SearchBox, click on the “for books” tab. Type “artists’ books,” in quotation marks, into the text box and hit the “search” button. Use the left-hand sidebar to refine your search. Select “Catholic University of America” from the WRLC institution list. Under subject terms, select “artists’ books.”

How to Get There

620 Michigan Avenue N.E.,Washington, DC 20064

CUA is located at 620 Michigan Avenue NE, near the Brookland-CUA Metro station on the Red line. Mullen Library is a short walk from the Metro station.

What to Expect

Mullen Library is open to the public. CUA and WRLC members should show their IDs at the front desk, and other patrons will need to sign in. Some of the artists’ books in CUA’s collection are circulating, while others are not. A few are located in the Architecture & Planning Library, which is located just behind Mullen Library. Check out the locations and availability of books you’re interested in looking at, as well as a campus map, prior to visiting.  For questions, call the library at 202-319-5070.

Other Resources

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