The Joseph Curtis Sloane Art Library’s collection of more than 100,000 volumes includes books, exhibition catalogs, serials, CD-ROMs, art documentaries and art films, illuminated manuscript facsimiles, artists’ books, and online resources on the art of all periods from prehistoric times to the present, worldwide. The Art Library’s collections are supplemented by UNC-CH’s University Libraries, with holdings of nearly seven million volumes in campus libraries, as well as extensive electronic resources.
Other special collections at the Art Library include the North Carolina Women Artists Archive, the Artist Files, and the Museums File. The Sloane Art Library also holds the Department of Art’s theses and dissertations, with additional copies in Davis Library and the North Carolina Collection in Wilson Library. The North Carolina Collection also maintains a file on North Carolina artists.
The Art Library provides reference services, bibliographic instruction, and reserve reading. Available equipment and technology includes two flatbed scanners, two black-and-white printers (one CCI and one expense account), VCR and DVD players, and wireless access for laptops and other devices.