Photography & Photojournalism

Find the best photography resources with this guide!

New Photography Books & Ebooks

Find Books

  • Start at the library's home page and use the "Start Your Research Here" search box. 

Limit to Circulating Books to find print books to borrow.

  • Our library has about 30,000 print books.

Limit to Ebooks to find electronic versions of books. You can download and read chapters.

  • Our library has about 200,000 electronic books. 

Photography Books by Call Number

TR1-1050 Photography

TR250-265 Cameras

TR287-500 Photographic processing. Darkroom technique

TR504-508 Transparencies. Diapositives

TR510-545 Color photography

TR550-581 Studio and laboratory

TR590-620 Lighting

TR624-835 Applied photography-Including artistic, commercial, medical photography, photocopying processes

TR845-899 Cinematography. Motion pictures                                                                                                                    

TR925-1050 Photomechanical processes

Searching for Photography-Related Library Materials

Copy and paste subjects like these into the book database:

Documentary photography
Photographers, Biography
Photography, Artistic
Celebrities portraits
Pictorial works
Portrait photography

If you are researching a well-known photographer, search by his or her name (try last name first) to see if the Library owns an entire book on that person. If not, search by one of the broad subjects listed below, and check the indexes in the back of the books you find for your photographer's name.

Also think of specific historical events, places, people, or time periods that were subjects of newspapers or magazine articles documentaries.  Some subject headings examples are:

Abused women, Pictorial works
Jews, Europe, Eastern
World War, 1939-1945            
United States, History, 1961-1969
Cities and towns United States
Vietnamese Conflict

Subject headings may include the subheading "Portraits" or "Pictorial works" if the books are largely pictorial or photographic.  Try searching by those terms also, or combine them with another subject using "and," such as: Pictorial works and Vietnam.


ProQuest Ebook Central

ProQuest Ebook Central logo

This subscription database offers more than 170,000 electronic books.

  • It requires a SUNY Adirondack username and password for off-campus access.
  • These books originally appeared in print format. The library purchases these books in electronic format.
  • Users may print up to a certain number of pages. Note that printing on campus is limited to 20 pages at a time.
  • Students, faculty and staff may upload chapters to Google Drive, a network account, or a USB.
  • Students, faculty and staff can also create accounts in Ebook Central to download books to a device, save them in an electronic bookshelf, or use the highlighter and other functions.
  • Area residents may visit the library to use the library's computers to access Ebook Central.

SUNY Adirondack New Media Lending Library

The New Media Lending Library is a program for students in New Media needing specialized equipment to complete coursework. This program is a completely free service offered by the college with the goal of breaking down barriers to student success.

To Qualify:
•A prospective student must be enrolled in a Media Arts or Radio/TV Broadcasting course.
•Have a valid student ID card
•A student Email Address
•A personal Banner ID Number

Monday 10:30am — 12pm
Tuesday 12pm — 2pm
Wednesday 2pm — 4pm
Thursday 12pm — 2pm
Friday 2pm — 4pm

For more information: email Jessika Erickson at:

SUNY Adirondack Library has some of the New Media Lending Library's books available.

See below for a list of print books and e-books available at the Library: