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Welcome to Winchester School of Art Library

On these pages you will find information about Winchester School of Art Library, our unique collections, and the support we can offer to students, staff and researchers.


The collections at Winchester School of Art Library include books, e-books, print and electronic journals, graphic novels, zines and artists' films. We also hold an extensive collection of artists' books and Visionaires. 

Since 1999, we have been home to the Knitting Reference Library and we have organized the bi-annual knitting conference In the Loop since 2008.

Use the links at the top of this page to find out more about our special collections, or look for subject-specific collections using the subject guides below.

Where can I find.....

The Library at WSA uses the Dewey Decimal Classification System and our books are shelved in numerical sequence according to the call number. Key classification areas include:

Subject Call Number
Media & Communication Theory    302.23
Fashion   391
Marketing & Branding 658
Contemporary Visual Art 709.04
20th/21st Century Artists 709.2
Graphic Design 741.6
Textiles 746
Painting 750
Photography 770.69


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Catherine Polley
Winchester School of Art Library, Park Avenue, Winchester, SO23 8DL

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