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MoMA

LIBRARY

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The Museum of Modern Art Library is a comprehensive collection devoted to modern and contemporary art. The noncirculating collection documents painting, sculpture, drawings, prints, photography, architecture, design, performance, video, film, and emerging art forms from 1880 to the present. The Library's holdings include approximately 300,000 books and exhibition catalogs, over 1,000 periodical titles, and over 40,000 files of ephemera about individual artists and groups.

DADABASE is the catalogue of The Museum of Modern Art Library and Study Centers. DADABASE includes records for all material in the Library, including books, periodical titles, exhibition catalogues, pamphlet files, artists' books, special collections materials, and electronic resources. Primary source collections are held by the Museum Archives, a separate department. The Library is a founding member of the New York Art Resources Consortium (NYARC).

The Libraries are open by appointment. The library is open to all researchers, though elementary and secondary students are advised to start their research at school and public libraries.

Locations and Hours

The MoMA Manhattan Library is located in The Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman Education and Research Building at 4 West 54 Street, part of the Museum complex in midtown Manhattan.
Hours: Wednesday–Friday, 11:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

The MoMA QNS Library is located at 45-20 33 Street in Long Island City, Queens.
Hours: Monday, 11:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

The Library is closed on the following days in 2014:
Monday, January 20 (Martin Luther King Day)
Monday, February 17 (Presidents' Day)
Monday, May 26 (Memorial Day)
Friday, July 4 (Independence Day)
The entire month of August
Monday, September 1 (Labor Day)
Monday, October 13 (Columbus Day)
Thursday, November 27–Friday, November 28 (Thanksgiving)
Thursday, December 25–Friday, January 2 (Christmas and New Year's)


For more about the Libraries, including check-in and paging procedures, see: