Art & Design Libraries

American Art Museum/National Portrait Gallery Library

Developed to reflect the missions of the two museums with strong holdings in American art, American history and biography, and American crafts.

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Library

The major resource in the United States for books, trade catalogs, serials, pictures, and archival material covering design and decorative art from the Renaissance to the present.

Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Library

With more than eighty-six thousand volumes, the Library now is considered one of the finest repositories of Asian art resources in the United States.

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Library

A research collection devoted to modern and contemporary painting, sculpture, drawings, prints, photography, video, film and emerging art forms

Warren M. Robbins Library, National Museum of African Art

The major resource center in the United States for the research and study of the visual arts of Africa with more than 50,000 volumes.