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TMA’s Reference Library is an art research library that reflects the Museum’s collections and exhibitions. It also serves as the library for the University of Toledo’s Department of Art and maintains a circulating collection for students, faculty, and Museum members.

In addition to books, periodicals, and DVDs, resources include access to art auction databases, an artists’ index to exhibitions held at the Museum since 1901, documentary information on the Museum’s collections, vertical files on more than 20,000 artists, and research assistance.

The public is invited to use the Library, free of charge, during public hours. Become a TMA member and enjoy the added benefit of borrowing privileges at the Reference Library. We are located in the Center for the Visual Arts on the east side of the Museum. For more information, please contact us at (419) 254-5770 or

Find out more about the library’s resources and services on our library website or head straight to our online catalog

Hours and Location

Academic Year: Aug. 28, 2017-May 4, 2018

Monday-Thursday: 10 a.m.–8 p.m.
Friday-Saturday: noon-4 p.m.
Sunday: closed

Summer Hours: May 5-Aug. 26, 2018

Monday-Thursday: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Friday-Saturday: noon-4 p.m.
Sunday: closed

For more information, contact us at (419) 254-5770 or The Reference Library is located in the University of Toledo’s Center for Visual Arts on the east side of the Museum, 2445 Monroe Street, Toledo.


Library Resource Lists:

Past exhibitions