How to Find New Books in the Library

The library acquires approximately 25,000 books a year! We shelve recently acquired “New Books” on the L2 floor of the library.


The books are shelved by “Section,” with a label indicating the week they were shelved. Every week the oldest section is transferred to the Library Annex, our off-site storage location, and a new section is shelved.


These “Sections” and dates can also be found in Primo Search, our online discovery system.

Here are a few helpful search tips to find new books using Primo Search.

Type “getty,” select “New Books,” and click “Search.”


From the results page, scroll down to see the New Books facet on the left.


At the bottom of the page, select a facet or click “More Options”.


When you click “More Options” the following screen will appear. Click the boxes applicable to your search criteria and click “Continue.” In this example, “GRI – L2 New Books: Section C (Week of September 19, 2016)” has been selected.


After clicking on Continue, the list will display.


To further refine the search, you can add more search words, such as “still life.”


Always remember to include the word “getty” in the search box when searching for new books.

Happy searching!

-Sarah Sherman, Reference Librarian

Introducing the New Library Blog

Dear member of the GRI Research Library user community,

It is my pleasure to invite you to follow the new Getty Research Institute Library blog, developed by the Library Services team exclusively for our community of library users. Focusing on providing timely news and helpful tips about the library’s broad array of research collections, resources, activities, and services, this new library blog supplements the information about the GRI that you may already receive via the GRI’s website, News, Facebook, and the Getty-wide blog, The Iris.

You will find posts featuring:

• recently acquired collection material not publicized elsewhere
• electronic resources and databases available in the library
• events for our library community
• tips and how-to’s for using various library resources to their full potential
• news and updates about the library facilities and parking, including noise alerts and building closures
• service updates

Following the blog is easy! Opt in to receive new posts via email so that you will not miss any new content.

1. Simply go to the blog home page, enter your email address and click subscribe.
2. You will receive an email to confirm your subscription. You must click “Confirm Follow” in the email. After you confirm your subscription you may be directed to a WordPress page, on this page be sure to “Save Changes”.
3. You will receive a second email indicating that your subscription is confirmed.
4. Be sure to check your Junk email folder for any WordPress emails. Please add “Getty Research Institute Library Blog” to your approved list of senders to ensure emails are delivered to your Inbox.

I am confident that you will find the new blog a valuable way to keep informed about the library’s rich resources and services–and therefore to be as productive as possible when conducting your research—both in-person and when you are planning your next visit from offsite.

We look forward to staying connected!

-Kathleen Salomon, Assistant Director, Getty Research Institute