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The Research Library’s non-circulating collection has more than 13,000 titles all easily searchable through the Pima County Public Library online catalog. In addition to books, the collection contains art magazines, Museum publications, and other materials dedicated to the visual arts and Arizona artists. Focusing on the Museum’s strengths, highlights include Museum history, the Tucson Presidio and historic block, Art of the American West, Art of Latin America (pre-Columbian to the present), Modern and Contemporary Art, general art history, American Art, Oceanic Art, African Art, Asian Art, and art education materials. IThe Library also provides research assistance and referrals. Services are free and the non-circulating collection is open to the public.
Special collections include Museum exhibition records, the archives of Arizona artists and the historic block, the Lee and Pam Parry Collection with 1400 titles focusing on American art from the colonial era through the 20th century; and the Frederick R. Pleasants Collection featuring pre-Columbian, Oceanic and African art.
Records of the historic block are housed in the Research Library. Access to this collection is open to the public.