Artists' Books

The Corcoran Library collects artists’ books in support of the curriculum at the Corcoran College of Art + Design. The collection of more than 200 works focuses on pieces with a social consciousness. We select a broad range of techniques and materials to make the collection a valuable teaching tool for all students at CCA+D.

It is recommended that students and faculty make an appointment to view artists’ books material. An appointment is required for outside researchers.

Tip: Find artists’ books in the Corcoran Library’s online catalog, clicking on "Artists' Books" in the right side menu or follow these steps:

  • Switch to Advanced Search
  • In the first drop-down box, select Collection Type.
  • In the second column, use the drop-down box and select ARTISTS.

Bring the box number, the artist’s name, and the book title to the Information Desk and a staff member will retrieve it for you.

Artists’ books do not circulate and must be used in the Library. Food and drinks are not permitted around artists’ books.