Research at the Carter

The Carter’s research facilities include a library of over 150,000 items, archives with both institutional and private papers, and a Study Room where you can view artwork up close. Plus there is always something exciting on view, from the latest periodicals and rare illustrated books to delicate drawings and archival documents.

Please note: From May 11 through August 21, the Library is open by appointment only.

Access to the Library's collection is currently limited and some items may not be requestable at this time. If you are interested in a specific item, please contact the library ahead of your visit to confirm availability.

Library and Study Room Hours

Sunday, Monday, Tuesday Closed
Wednesday, Friday 11 a.m.–4 p.m.
Thursday 11 a.m.–7 p.m.
Saturday (September through May) 11 a.m.–4 p.m.
Other times by appointment
Shelves of archival boxes are on the left. On the right are two people reviewing archival materials.

The Library is open during public hours with a staff member available to assist you, no appointment necessary.

Materials may not be checked out, but scanning to email or a flash drive is free, as well as photocopies, printouts, and microform under 10 pages (after that a 15-cent charge per page applies).

In the Study Room, you can view special collection objects and artwork not currently on display. Please contact us if you'd like to know more about our collection or fill out this form if you would like to schedule an appointment.

Please note that access to the collections at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art does not imply permission to copy, quote, publish, or otherwise make public use of any part of the collection. Researchers assume the responsibility to secure such permissions, including permission from the Carter, prior to use.

Contact us!

Contact the Library!

Have a question about our Library? Call us at 817.989.5040 or send us an email!

Contact the Archives!

Have a question about our Archives? Call us at 817.989.5040 or send us an email!

Visit the Study Room!

View collection objects and artwork not currently on display. Fill out our Research Request form or send us an email.