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Frick Art Reference Library

The mission of the Frick Art Reference Library is to provide public access to materials and programs focused on the study of fine and decorative arts created in the Western tradition from the fourth to the mid-twentieth century. It serves an international research community and supports institutional initiatives.

For access to admission information and hours, see Visit > Library. Click the links at left for specific information about the Library and its collections.

Notice: Due to off-site processing, sections of Frick Art Reference Library's collections will be temporarily unavailable for short periods of time from November 2019 through March 2020. Check our catalog for availability status. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Search the Library Catalog or try NYARC Discovery, the Library's research tool that searches across multiple collections. 

Stephen J. Bury, Andrew W. Mellon Chief Library of the Frick Art Reference Library 

The newsletter (September 2019) from the Library is now available. Learn about recent and future activities of the institution. To sign up to received e-news, see About > E-News. Photo: Stephen J. Bury, Andrew W. Mellon Chief Librarian.


All images for American artists in the Library's Photoarchive are now available through Frick Digital Collections.

Some of the photographs for European artists in the Library's Photoarchive are being digitized and are currently unavailable. Please contact us in advance of your visit to learn what materials are accessible. We apologize for the inconvenience.