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Florence and Herbert Irving Associate Chief Librarian Tony White discusses Watson Library's growing collection of artists' books
Thomas J. Watson Library is the central research library of The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
1000 5th Ave
New York, NY
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Thomas J. Watson Library is the central research library of The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Its collection of books and periodicals relating to the history of art is one of the most comprehensive in the world. 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. Public Hours:
Weekdays: Monday–Friday 10 am–5:15 pm; book retrieval until 3:30 pm. Request from home and you will be notified by email when your books are available (except for Special Collections books, which will be retrieved when you come to Watson Library).
Saturdays: 10 am-5 pm; book retrieval until 2:45 pm; Reference services 1-5 pm. We do not retrieve books from Departmental Libraries on Saturdays.
Weekdays: 9 am–5:30 pm (Stacks close at 5:15 pm).
Saturdays: 10 am–5 pm; book retrieval until 2:45 pm; Reference services 1-5 pm. We do not retrieve books from Departmental Libraries on Saturdays.
Closed on national and staff holidays, including Election Day and the day after Thanksgiving. The library closes at 3 pm on the Fridays before holiday weekends (book retrieval ends at 1:30 pm).
Holiday Closures These 2018 closures apply to both Watson and Nolen Libraries.
December 22, Saturday: Watson and Nolen Libraries will be open regular hours. December 23, Sunday: Nolen Library will be open regular hours. December 24, Monday. Paging ends at 1:30 pm, libraries close at 3:00 pm December 25, Tuesday, Closed December 29, Saturday, Closed. December 30, Sunday, Closed. December 31, Monday. Paging ends at 1:30 pm, libraries close at 3:00 pm
These 2019 closures apply to both Watson and Nolen Libraries.
January 1, Tuesday, Closed January 19, Saturday, Closed January 20, Sunday, Closed January 21, Monday, Closed
February 12, Tuesday, Closed February 16, Saturday, Closed February 17, Sunday, Closed February 18, Monday, Closed
May 6, Monday, Closed May 24, Friday. Paging ends at 1:30 pm, libraries close at 3:00 pm May 25, Saturday, Closed May 26, Sunday, Closed May 27, Monday, Closed
July 3, Wednesday. Paging ends at 1:30 pm, libraries close at 3:00 pm July 4, Thursday, Closed
August 30, Friday. Paging ends at 1:30 pm, libraries close at 3:00 pm August 31, Saturday, Closed September 1, Sunday, Closed September 2, Monday, Closed
October 12, Saturday, Closed October 13, Sunday, Closed October 14, Monday, Closed
November 5, Tuesday, Closed November 9, Saturday, Closed November 10, Sunday, Closed November 11, Monday, Closed
November 27, Wednesday. Paging ends at 1:30 pm, libraries close at 3:00 pm November 28, Thursday, Closed November 29, Friday, Closed November 30, Saturday, Closed December 1, Sunday, Closed
December 24, Tuesday. Paging ends at 1:30 pm, libraries close at 3:00 pm December 25, Wednesday, Closed