• Tuesday- Thursday
    10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
  • First Sundays

        By Appointment


  • Summer 2016 Hours:

    June 1 – September 1 open Wednesdays
    10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

    Fall 2016 – Spring 2017 Hours:

    September 2 – May 31 open
    Tuesday – Thursday
    10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

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. The Library also provides research assistance and referrals. Services are free and the non-circulating collection is open to the public.

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Special Collections

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.

Historic Block Collection

Records of the historic block are housed in the Research Library. Access to this collection is open to the public.

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Interested in donating items or knowing more about the Library?

The Library is grateful for your donation. If you are interested in donating or want more information about the Library, please contact us at 520-624-2333 ext. 122 or email at Library@TucsonMuseumofArt.org.
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