Art & Design Libraries

American Art and Portrait Gallery Library

The AA/PG Library is the leading destination for study in American art and portraiture, and includes strong holdings in American and European 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 one hundred 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.

Smithsonian Libraries Research Annex

The Smithsonian Libraries Research Annex (SLRA) holds over 50,000 monographs, over 300,000 periodical holdings, and is the most subject-diverse branch within the Smithsonian Libraries system.

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.