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National Gallery of Art Library

The library is open weekdays 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Fill out the form to request an appointment. We ask that requests be submitted two weekdays in advance of your visit and no more than two weeks from today's date.

Space in the reading room is limited—we will do our best to accommodate your preferred date and time. A librarian will follow up to confirm the details of your appointment and provide procedures for using the library. Please leave a comment if you have any questions.

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Thank you for your interest in the library. Please fill out the form below if you have further questions or comments. If you would like to have a reply, please be sure to include your e-mail address.


Summer 2021: Monday-Friday, 11:00 to 4:00
(last timed entry to the library is 3:00)
Closed on federal holidays

Reference Desk
Phone: (202) 842-6511

Email: [email protected]