The William Morris Hunt Memorial Library
300 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston, MA 02115
The Museum of Fine Arts Library comprises the William Morris Hunt Memorial Library and eight curatorial department libraries.
The combined library holdings total more than 320,000 items and reflect the strengths of the Museum’s collections: Art of Asia, Oceania, and Africa; Art of the Americas; Art of the Ancient World; Art of Europe; Musical Instruments; Prints, Drawings, and Photographs; and Textile and Fashion Arts. The Library supports research on the Museum’s permanent collections, special exhibitions, and general art history.
The library’s holdings are reflected in the Fenway Libraries Online (FLO).
Monday–Friday, 1–5 pm, except major holidays. An appointment is not required. Researchers visiting from out of town may want to contact the library in advance with any special requests.
Current Library Exhibition
For information about the MFA’s primary source collection, please contact the Museum Archives at 617-369-3378.
Sea Ice Algal Communities, detail, oil on canvas and birch plywood, Isabel Beavers