Books, periodicals, exhibition and auction catalogues, microforms, audiovisual materials and electronic formats are included in the catalogue.
Archives and documentation files have partial listings only in the catalogue; slides and study photographs are not included.
Holdings of the Library's documentation files on Canadian artists are listed in the Artists in Canada reference database.
Some materials may not be immediately available for onsite consultation. It is advisable to contact Reader Services if you need assistance in locating material in the catalogue, or if you wish to ascertain that a title is available for use.
The Library's holdings are also recorded in Voilà, the national union catalogue maintained by Library Archives Canada, and in Worldcat, provided by OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Inc. The online catalogue is also searchable through the following consortium gateways, which search several catalogues at once: artdiscovery.net (Art Discovery Group Catalogue) and SmartLibrary, serving the National Capital Region of Canada.