The Cloisters Library and Archives
Department of Medieval Art and The Cloisters
The Cloisters Library collects research material for the study of medieval art and related topics. The collection of approximately 20,000 volumes and 50 archival collections includes material on medieval architecture, illuminated manuscripts, stained glass, sculpture, decorative arts, and the history of The Cloisters. Works on medieval history and medieval gardens are also collected.
Hours and Access
The library is part of The Cloisters, the branch of the Metropolitan Museum for medieval art, located in Fort Tryon Park in northern Manhattan. The library is open to qualified researchers by appointment only; requests for access to archival holdings should be sent via email and should include a brief summary of the research project and sources already consulted. Access is granted at the discretion of the librarian and certain materials may be restricted
Hours: Tuesday–Friday 10:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Telephone: (212) 396-5319
Fax: (212) 795-3640