Welcome to the Art Library

Welcome to the Fine Art Library
The Reference Library and Reading Room is an integral part of the Department and an important resource. It is a specialized collection – primarily of exhibition catalogues and photographs – that does not circulate and is not duplicated in any other U of T library.

The catalogue collection comprises over 30,000 temporary (loan) and permanent (collection holdings) exhibition catalogues, as well as dealer catalogues from Europe and North America. Most are in languages other than English.

The library also houses an extensive collection (over 200,000) of high resolution, glossy black and white photographs, most about 12 x 12 cm. The subject matter is wide ranging, but the collection is particularly strong on Medieval architecture and manuscripts, Roman sculpture, and works in ivory and metal. Click here for more details about the Photograph Collection.