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Library Resources for Non-Degree Programs

Resources for students in Sotheby's Institute of Art's Online and Summer Study Programs

New York Area Libraries

Libraries in New York City

* Please, be aware that due to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis many New York City libraries are temporarily closed. For update reopening dates and hours please consult individual library websites. 

In addition to the resources of the SIA New York Library, students in New York have free access to many of the world's finest art research libraries. Among these are the following:
 

The New York Public Library 

Located in the Stephen A. Schwartzman Building, 576 5th Avenue (5th Avenue and 42nd Street), New York, NY 10018, (212) 930-0835. 
Sources from the NYPL:

Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints, and Photographs

NYPL Research Catalog
 

The Frick Art Reference Library

Located at 10 East 71st Street, New York, NY 10021, (212) 547-0641. 
The library is open to adults (over 18) and no appointment is necessary. 
Sources from the Frick:

Fresco (Catalog of the Frick Art Reference Library) 
 

The Thomas J. Watson Library of the Metropolitan Museum of Art 

Located inside the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 5th Ave, New York, NY 10028, (212) 650-2225. 
The primary mission of the library is to support the research activities of the Museum staff; in addition, it welcomes a broad range of students and researchers college age and above. Sources from The Watson Library: 

Watson Library Online Registration
Watsonline (Watson Library Catalog)

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