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Glass: A guide to resources in the CIA's Gund Library: Finding books

This short guide will introduce you to the specialized resources in the Cleveland Institute of Art’s Gund Library for glass majors.

The online catalog

The Gund Library's catalog is part of a shared catalog with CWRU and CIM. After you get the results to your search, if you want to know only what is in the Gund Library, you will need to modify the search to limit your results to CIA's library. 

CIA patrons may borrow books from the CWRU and CIM libraries.

Exhibit at Orrefors Museum in Sweden (source: Image Quest)

Useful subject headings

You will often have to translate the concepts you are looking for into the subject words and phrases used in library catalogs and indexes. For the CIA library catalog, the following SUBJECTS are most useful:

 

BLOWN GLASS

ENGRAVED GLASS

GLASS ART

GLASS BLOWING AND WORKING

GLASS PAINTING AND STAINING

GLASS SCULPTURE

GLASSWARE

LAMPWORK

 

The main subject terms are often subdivided by sub-topics, place, and/or time period (to limit a concept or to focus more closely on a specific topic); for example GLASSWARE--COLLECTORS AND COLLECTING or GLASSWARE--UNITED STATES--HISTORY--20TH CENTURY. There are MANY other subjects that may be useful beyond these.

Can’t find anything? Are the items you want unavailable? Check the OhioLINK Catalog and request that books be sent to the CIA Library for your use.

You will need your library account number to request OhioLINK books. If you don't know your account number, we can get that for you. You can find out how to contact us on the home page of this guide.

Call numbers for browsing

If you prefer to browse, you can look in these areas for books on glass:

NB 1270 .G4 - glass sculpture

NK 5100 - NK 5440  - glass art and decorative glass

TT 298  - glass techniques

"Emergence Four Stage" Dominick Labino (source: Image Quest)