The William Morris Hunt Memorial Library

Horticultural Hall
2nd Floor
300 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston, MA 02115
617-369-3385
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The Museum of Fine Arts Library comprises the William Morris Hunt Memorial Library, the W. Van Alan Clark Jr. Library at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, and nine 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 is open to the public. The collections are noncirculating. The library's holdings are reflected in the Fenway Libraries Online (FLO).

Wm Morris Hunt Memorial Library - painting by Ashley Cummock Rose; These are not toys, 2012

Policies and procedures of library use.

Hours

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

Additional information about the William Morris Hunt Memorial Library

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Museum Archives

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
465 Huntington Avenue,
Boston, MA 02115
617-369-3378

The Museum Archives was founded in 1987. The Archives contains more 1,000 cubic feet of historically significant records from the Museum's administrative and curatorial departments dating from 1870 to the present. The Archives also houses a portion of the archival records from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts.

Museum admission is not required for access to the Museum Archives. Access to the Museum Archives is available by appointment only.

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For more information, please contact the Museum Archives directly at 617-369-3378. 

 

The W. Van Alan Clark Jr. Library, School of the Museum of Fine Arts

School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
230 The Fenway
Boston, MA 02115
617-369-3650

Services

The Library is open to the public. Museum admission is not required for access. The library's holdings are reflected in the Fenway Libraries Online Catalog (FLO). The collections circulate only to patrons with FLO library accounts. Black-and-white photocopies may be made for $.07/copy and a scanner is also available.

 

Public Transportation

Take the Green Line E car to the "Museum of Fine Arts" stop.

Semester Hours 

Monday-Thursday, 9 am -8 pm
Friday, 9 am - 5 pm
Saturday and Sunday, 1 pm - 5 pm

Summer, Winter, and Spring Break Hours 

For more information about the W. Van Alan Clark, Jr. Library

School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
SMFA Library Subjects Plus Remote Database Access
SMFA Library Blog
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