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.
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|
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. We are currently building a new interface for searching and accessing the Carter's art and archives resources; in the meantime 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.
June 1-October 31, 2021
Photobooks are a unique art form that combines photography and books. The Carter has one of the largest collections of photobooks in the country. Photo+Books features a rotating selection of photobooks that show how two separate mediums merge to create a new, distinct kind of art.