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Welcome to LSAD library: Books & eBooks

General guide to help you navigate LSAD Library

Finding eBooks

We have a large number of eBooks for students, staff and researchers. The main way to search for resources is by using the search engine Discover. However, occasionally you will require more specialist resources for your studies, particularly if you are researching for Final Year Projects and Dissertation.

Borrowing and loan periods



  • Undergraduate – 7 items
  • Postgraduate – 9 items
  • Staff – 12 items

Loan periods

  • Main stack – 2 weeks (Postgraduate – 3 weeks, Staff – 4 weeks)
  • Short loan – 3 days
  • Reserve loan – 2 hours

Search Library Catalogue

   Search Library Catalogue


How to renew your books

  1. Visit
  2. Login to your account
  3. Enter your  LIT username and password
  4. Select the titles you wish to renew
  5. You can renew items unless they have been requested by another user.

How to request books

If the book you need has already been borrowed, the catalogue will display when a copy of that book is due for return, use the PLACE HOLD option to reserve the first available copy.


Log in to your account  (with your LIT username and password) and place a hold.

You will receive an email from us when the book is ready for collection.

Exhibition Catalogues

Exhibition Catalogue, Michael Canning (LSAD Painting department)

An exhibition Catalogue is an accompanying printed publication for a temporary exhibition or installation at a gallery or alternative space. It documents the contents of an exhibition providing a forum for critical dialogue between curators, artists and critics.

LSAD library holds an extensive collection of Artist Catalogues -stored in boxes at the end of the computer bay. Often it is the only printed material on an artist so be sure to 'check them out'....figuratively and physically. We also hold LSAD Graduate show catalogues which provide a very interesting retrospective on students over the years

Above image taken from an exhibition catalogue of Michael Canning LSAD Painting Department


Useful shelf marks

The print collections are organised by shelf numbers on the spine of the books so that all the items on the same subject are kept in the same place. Please feel free to ask us for help locating shelf numbers


  • Philosophy- 100
  • Psychology- 150
  • Gender Studies- 305
  • Education- 370
  • Dictionaries of art and artists- 703
  • Galleries and museums of art - 708
  • History of Art - 709
  • Architecture - 720
  • Sculpture - 730
  • Ceramics - 738
  • Drawing -741
  • Animation - 741.5
  • Graphic Design - 741.6
  • Design - 745
  • Fashion - 746
  • Painting - 750
  • Painting (geographical) - 759
  • Printmaking - 760
  • Photography -770
  • Music - 780
  • Film - 791

Inter library loans

If the item you are searching for is unavailable at LIT Library, try our inter library loans service. We may be able to borrow the books or journal articles that you want from another library for you. Request forms are available online or at the library desk.

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