If you're simply looking for inspiration, there are books on every floor that can help with that? However, if you're looking for information about a specific artist, movement, or medium, you'll find those books on the 4th floor of the Ronald Williams Library. Most art books have call number that begin with the letter N. See the link below for more specific call number ranges to help with your browsing.
If you're looking for photography books, start with the TR call number section. You can find the TR subsections at this link.
For typography books, head to Z246. You can find the Z subsections at this link (note that "typography" is listed as "typesetting" and "type and type founding").
When you're on-campus and using Google Scholar to conduct research, you'll notice the "Find it @ NEIU" link on the right side of your results page. See below:
Clicking on "Find it @ NEIU" connects you to our Library databases, where you'll often be able to find the full text of the article for free (or be connected to ILLiad Interlibrary Loan to borrow the article for free from another library).
To see these "Find it @ NEIU" links when you're off-campus, please follow the instructions below to connect Google Scholar to the Library databases.