Libraries and Archives

The William Morris Hunt Memorial Library

Horticultural Hall
2nd Floor
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 466,650 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).

Wm Morris Hunt Memorial Library MFA Library Research

Policies and procedures of library use.


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.

For information about the MFA's primary source collection, please contact the Museum Archives at 617-369-3378.
* Our mailing address: Wm Morris Hunt Memorial Library, Museum of Fine Arts, 465 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115

Fall Exhibition 2019

REDACTED: The Work of Allie Bartlett (September 12–December 12, 2019)