New @ the Art Library!
Given the challenges most of us face now, the Art Library is pleased that it can offer its users growing resources acquired by purchases and gifts, and an increasing number of art publications accessible online. Recently, the material collections have been enriched by the outstanding libraries focused on the Italian and to some extent Northern Renaissance, bequests of the late Professors James H. Beck, of Columbia University, and Creighton E. Gilbert, of the QC Art Department and later Yale University. A donation by the Metropolitan Museum of Art has added several hundred current art monographs. Numerous other donations are bringing in important publications and documents, which otherwise it would be difficult to acquire, that strengthen the research potency of the Queens College libraries.
The opening hours of Art have increased to equal those of the main library, with professional support scheduled Monday—Thursday 9 AM to 9 PM and Friday 9 AM to 5 PM. And there are new staff colleagues ready to help. We all look forward to welcoming you in Art.
Stay tuned for a newly designed website for the Art Library in summer 2014.
About the Art Library
Queens College Art Library has developed since the founding of its collection in 1937 into a leading Art library of the City University of New York. Its resources in the visual arts and material culture address all aspects of art and architectural history, including theory, criticism, materials, techniques, and practice. Located on the top floor of the Rosenthal Library, the Art Library holds approximately 90,000 books, some 100 current periodical subscriptions and over 6,000 bound volumes, 50,000+ pamphlets and exhibition catalogs, 60,000+ images, QC M.A. theses in art history, and special collections. Many more materials are accessible electronically.
Queens College Libraries Mission Statement