Start your Search at the library website (https://www.ringling.edu/library) or in the widget above. You can do a quick search by changing the drop-down selection to Special Collections, keying in your search terms, then clicking Search. To see more search options and open the Primo interface, click on Advanced Search.
From here you have several options:
Start from the library website (https://www.ringling.edu/library) or the widget above. Open the Primo interface by leaving the search field blank and clicking on Search or Advanced Search. From here you'll see a row of green buttons at the top of the screen. Click on Collection Discovery, then locate and click on the collection for Special Collections.
You can browse all Special Collections titles by scrolling below the Sub-collections. The order of items automatically lists what has been most recently added to the library catalog first. You can also scroll back up to change the sort options to show items by Date-newest [publication date], Date-oldest [publication date], Title, and Author. From here you can also search within all Special Collections.
You can also browse Special Collections by opening any of the sub-collections for Artists' Books, Broadsides & Posters, Exhibition Catalogs & Printed Matter, Facsimile Editions, Illustrated Books, Miniature Books, Optical Toys, Periodicals, Photobooks, Pop-Up Books, Prints & Engravings, and Zines. Hover over any sub-collection to see a brief description of the items in that collection.
Once you open a sub-collection, you can view items in a grid or gallery. You can sort items and search within a specific sub-collection here as well.