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Canadian Livres d'Artistes

Artists' books, Canadian; Livres d'artistes; Canadian literature; Illustrated books

The collection has been built up from books received on legal deposit by the National Library of Canada.

The collection contains Canadian artists' books, and illustrated editions of Canadian literature. Before 1960 there were few livres d'artistes. The chronological emphasis of the collection is, therefore, from 1960 to the present. Only Canadian publications are included.

English and French.

1000 monographs.

Bibliographic Access
The collection is catalogued on AMICUS. NLC subject headings are used. LC classification is used. Bibliographies annotated to reflect National Library holdings (600 of the 721 titles listed): Claudette Hould's Répertoire des livres d'artistes au Québec, 1900-1980 (Montréal: Bibliothèque nationale du Québec,1982) and Répertoire des livres d'artistes au Québec, 1981-1990 (Montréal: Bibliothèque nationale du Québec,1993).

Physical Access
Material from the collection can be consulted in the Special Collections Consultation Room, 3rd Floor. For further information visit: Service and Opening Hours.

Interlibrary Loan: No. Loans are made to institutions for exhibitions only.

Reprography: No.

Reference Assistance: Yes.

Publications Describing Collection
Van der Bellen, Liana. - "Sources for the Study of the Book Arts at the National Library of Canada". - Special Collections. V.4, no.1 (1990), p.11-34.