Howard University Library

About the Collection

Like many of the academic libraries in DC, Howard University Library has a very small collection of artists’ books and related reference works to serve its academic community. Howard is part of the Washington Research Library Consortium (WRLC). For students of Howard or the WRLC consortium, these works may be useful to begin research about the field.

Finding Artists’ Books

In the WRLC catalog search, type “artists’ books” with quotation marks into the text box. Select “keyword” from the drop-down menu on the left, and “Howard” from the drop-down menu on the right. Hit the search button. The results contain the artists’ books and reference works among a number of shared electronic resources.

How to Get There

500 Howard Place NW, Washington, DC 20059

Howard’s Founders Library is located near the Shaw-Howard station on the Green line. Exit toward Howard and follow the escalator to 7th Street. Continue north, then turn right on Howard Place. After you pass through the gate, the library will be on your right.

What to Expect

Founders Library is open to the public. Students, faculty and staff from Howard or other consortium institutions may borrow works from the collection. Researchers who are not members of the Howard community must bring a valid ID. Visitors under the age of 12 are not permitted, and visitors aged 12 to 17 must be accompanied at all times. Contact the library with questions by calling 202-806-7250.

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