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Performing Arts: Books


Concordia owns many books on the performing arts and artists of all kinds. The bulk of the material on performing arts will be found in the PN call number range in the main collection, but plays can be found throughout the P-PT literature call numbers depending on the author. Use the library catalog to search for something specific or try browsing the ranges listed below.

If we do not own a book, you can request it through Summit or interlibrary loan. See the 'Interlibrary Loan' tab for more information.

Good places to browse:

PN 1560-1590 - Performing arts, show business

PN 1600-3307.2 - Drama

Finding Books at Concordia

  • Use books to get an overview of a topic, learn trends, and find keywords for searching for more information on your topic. 
  • Need to find a book in the Concordia University Library collection? The library catalog is the place to go to locate books, DVDs, and videos.   
  • In addition to our print collection, there are more than 400,000 electronic books available to you through the catalog.  Ebooks have the same content as the print copy, but the entire text is online.  

Concordia Library Catalog



Request a Summit Book

If you have found a book by searching the Summit Catalog, you may have the book sent to Concordia's Library for you to pick up. Click the title of the book you'd like to use. Click the REQUEST button found on the book's page. Books are available by request for Concordia Students, Faculty and Staff.  Use your last name and campus "G" number to complete the request.  You will be notified via email when the book has arrived and is ready to be picked up at the library you designated.  The delivery default is the Concordia Library - Portland campus. 


Lamb Studios Archive, Prints & Photographs Division, Library of Congress, LC-DIG-ppmsca-10805.

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