Library Overview

Library Hours

Wednesday: 11 a.m.–4 p.m.
Thursday: 11 a.m.–7 p.m.
Friday: 11 a.m.–4 p.m.
Saturday: 11 a.m.–4 p.m., September through May

Other times by appointment

Service Contacts

Reference desk: 817.989.5040
E-mail: library@cartermuseum.org
Library catalog: library.tcu.edu/cdlccat and acmaa.worldcat.org
Library catalog - mobile: library.tcu.edu/cdlccat/m

Complementing the museum’s art collection, the research library offers an extensive range of materials on American art, photography, and history from the early nineteenth century to the present. The library provides support to researchers at all levels interested in deepening their understanding of the country’s artistic heritage.

Reading Room Services and Guidelines

  • A librarian is available at the reading room reference desk during public hours to assist you.
  • Photocopies, computer printouts, and microform copies cost fifteen cents per page beyond first ten (first ten copies are free). Digital scanning to email or flash drive is free (please bring your own drive).
  • Two computers are available for public use.
  • Free Wi-Fi is available.
  • Bags 11-by-15 inches or larger must be checked at security.
  • Library and archives material may not be checked out.
  • Museum staff is not permitted to give monetary appraisals or opinions on works of art.
  • Visitors should not bring original artwork into the museum.