The library offers more than 3,000 scholarly journal titles, including over 1,000 current subscriptions to scholarly journals of art history in Western languages. A selection of current newspapers and general-interest magazines is available in the periodicals reading room.
Some titles are available online in the library on the publishers’ own websites or in full-text databases such as JSTOR and Project Muse. Bibliographic databases such as Art Bibliographies Modern (for art after 1850), Bibliography of the History of Art, and the Wilson Art Index are also available on site.
Monday, noon to 4:30 p.m. (last entry at 4:00 p.m.)
Tuesday through Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (last entry at 4:00 p.m.)
(except federal holidays)
For information on volunteer opportunities in the National Gallery of Art Library, please send a letter and résumé to
Reference Librarian, [email protected].