Collins Memorial Library has a variety of resources to help support research in the book arts. Members of the general public are welcome to visit the library to use our resources. If you are interested in learning more about borrowing options, please consult our community users page.
A good starting point for information is this freely accessible web guide:
Additional resources are:
You may wish to browse the Z collection on the 4th floor of the Library to find a variety of books about the book arts, printing, design, and history. In addition, you can use Primo to search using a variety of key terms to discover more books. For those items not owned by the Collins Library, Puget Sound students and faculty may request direct borrowing through the Orbis/Cascade Alliance. Members of the general public are encouraged to contact their local public library and inquire about ILL services.
Browse the catalog by keyword and subject searching. Remember to limit your search to just University of Puget Sound Library if you are looking for books only located in the Collins Memorial Library.Browse PRIMO by keyword or artist name. Remember to limit your search to Colllins Library to find books that are currently available. Artists’ Books are part of the Special Collections. If you locate artists’ books you would like to view, please consult with Jane Carlin, Library Director or email@example.com. Below is a list of terms and phrases that you can use to find resources about book design and construction.
Use these terms and phrases to identify useful materials. In addition, you can enter the name of an individual book artist. If you are using the WorldCat Catalog, the holdings of many regional libraries also are searched. Please keep in mind that many of our peer institutions such as University of Washington and Reed College have wonderful book arts collections as well.