Art Library

Art Library
Images of the Art Library are courtesy of and © Terry Kattleman.

The Collection

Our collection includes print and electronic resources on all facets of art and art history, theory, criticism, materials and techniques. These include books, bound periodicals, pamphlets, exhibition catalogs, and periodical subscriptions.

We have particularly strong holdings in western European and American art, architectural history and archeology.

The library maintains a Rare Book Collection, items from which are available upon request and can consulted within the library. To request access to material from the Rare Book Collection please contact

Research Assistance

Online and in-person research assistance with a Subject Specialist Librarian is available by appointment. To make a research appointment or request online classroom instruction, please contact Visual & Performing Arts Librarian Scott R. Davis:

Visit the Library’s FAQ page to connect with research help via text, email, or chat.

Art Research Guides

Art Research subject guide:

Art Library Access

The Art Library is located on Level 6 of the Queens College Library. Level 6 is also home to the QC Art Center, a gallery of rotating exhibits operated by the Kupferberg Center for the Arts, in collaboration with Art Department staff.

We look forward to welcoming you in Art.