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Notice: The library remains temporarily closed to the public for the health and safety of our staff and visitors. Check Mercury for updates on available services.

The National Gallery of Art Library is a major national art research center serving the Gallery's staff, members of the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts, visiting scholars, and the scholarly community at large.

Research and Collections

Library Catalogue Online

Most scholars’ and students’ investigations begin with Mercury, the online catalogue of books and journal titles owned by the library. Sections of the catalogue further index resources such as auction catalogues, proprietary databases, and full-text services and provide links to art history resources on the web.

Library Services

Hours and Location

The library remains temporarily closed to the public due to COVID-19. 

National Gallery of Art East Building
4th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC

Contact Information

Use the library contact form or call us at (202) 842-6511

To contact Image Collections, use the image collections contact form or call us at (202) 842-6026

Mailing Address:
National Gallery of Art
2000B South Club Drive
Landover, MD 20785

Additional Resources