Art Research Guide
The MLC Library has a variety of resources to help you with your art resource needs.  Several of these are shown below.  Please ask library staff if you need more information or can't find what you're looking for.
All Items by Source


School Arts
Art education magazine.  Available digitally 1989 to present.  1955 to present available in print at the MLC Library.
note: Alternative access: School Arts


Directory of Open Access Books
Links to digital academic, peer-reviewed books.
Ebooks Minnesota
Collection of ebooks, most on Minnesota topics or by Minnesota publishers.  Free for anyone in Minnesota to use.  No login necessary.  An unlimited number of people can use a book at the same time. 
Overdrive (MLC Collection)
Collection of popular ebooks and audiobooks, including children's titles and MTLE prep materials.  Uses the same login information as your library account.  If you haven't yet set a password for your library account, do this before checking out items in Overdrive.
Finding items in the library
Browse items in the library:
  • N:  Visual arts
    • NB:  Sculpture
    • NC:  Drawing, Design, Illustration
    • ND:  Painting
    • NE:  Print media
    • NK:  Decorative Arts
    • NX:  Arts in General
  • Also check the N section of our Oversize collection.
Search the library catalog -- Examples:
Quick Links

  Quick Links

  • MLC Library Website: Information about the library and its resources.
  • DiscoveryOne-stop source for journal articles and other digital content. 
  • MLC Catalog: Books in the MLC Library.  Also includes items from area public libraries (TdS); place holds for pickup at MLC, usually in 3-5 days.  
  • MNLINK: Minnesota libraries--Request items for pickup at MLC, usually in 5-10 days.
  • ILL (interlibrary loan): Items that you can't find in MLC, TdS, or MNLINK, usually arrive in 1-3 weeks.
  • Music Library:  Find piano and organ music based on hymn tunes.
  • MLC KnightHelp:  Help with passwords, Moodle, and more.

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Library Staff

​  Library Staff

Sue Gurgel
Reference, Research Help, Interlibrary Loan, Children's Literature

Susan Plocher
Databases, Journals, Reserves, Website

Liz WesselLiz Wessel
Curriculum Library, Makerspace, Checkouts, Fines and Bills

Grace BasesMary Hames 
Catalog Records, Call Numbers

Linda KramerLinda Kramer
Library Director, Materials Selection, Research Help, Reference