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Thomas J. Watson Library

The Libraries of The Metropolitan Museum of Art

  • Watson Library

    REGISTER HERE
    to use the Library

    For Visitors:
    Monday-Thursday
    10:00-5:15
    Friday 10:00-6:00
    Saturday 10:00-5:00

    For Museum Staff:
    Monday-Friday 9:00-6:00
    Saturday 10:00-5:00

    Paging ends
    at 3:30pm on weekdays
    at 1:30pm on Saturdays
    See paging times.

    See Access and Hours for more detailed information and Holiday Closings.
    (212) 650-2225

  • Nolen Library

    For Visitors:
    Daily 10:00-5:00

    For Museum Staff:
    Monday-Friday
    9:00-5:00
    Saturday-Sunday
    10:00-5:00

    See the Nolen Library page for more detailed information.
    (212) 570-3788

Instruction

New Classes for Museum Volunteers

New Classes for Museum Volunteers

Visiting Researchers Instruction Program

Watson Library Instruction for Volunteer Guides – Winter/Spring 2013

Watson Library Instruction for Volunteers, Fall 2012

Fall Classes for Volunteer Guides

Four Research Skills Every Volunteer Guide Should Have!

Research Strategies: Laying the Foundation for Effective Art Historical Research-Slideshow

From the Source: Historical Full-text Newspapers and Periodicals

Social Networking at the Met – Guide

From the Source: Historical Full-text Newspapers and Periodicals (Intermediate)

Social Networking @ the Met (Basic)

Research Strategies: Laying the Foundations for Effective Art Historical Research (Basic to Intermediate)

Finding Object Information–Researching Works of Art in the MMA Collections (Basic)

Finding Information on Objects in the Metropolitan Museum of Art – Class Guide

ARTstor Elements – Guide

Genealogy Resources – Guide

Finding Primary Sources – Guide

Online resources for Asian Art research (class guide)

French and other European Digital Libraries and Online Catalogs

Researching the History and Exhibitions of The Metropolitan Museum of Art

ARTstor Research Collections: New & Improved – Guide

Online Tools for Auction Research – Guide

The Latest and Greatest in Online Travel Resources – Guide

Organize Your Research Using Online Tools — Guide

Research Highlights 2008 – Guide

AnthroSource — Guide

Journals, Exhibition Catalogs, Reviews, Festschriften, Newspapers and More – Guide

Managing Your Library Account at Watson Library – Guide

OCLC WorldCat, Google Scholar and European Library Catalogs

General E-Resources Overview – Guide

Biographical Resources Overview

(WBIS) World Biographical Information System – Guide

Allgemeines Künstlerlexikon (AKL) or World Biographical Dictionary of Artists – Guide

Marquis Who’s Who on the Web – Guide

Google Tools & More

E-Book Collections — Guide