Marquand Library of Art and Archaeology

Today's Hours

  • Open 10:00 am to 10:45 pm
    For summer, holidays or recess hours, please consult the full schedule

Contact Us


The Assistant Librarian is the main point of contact for art, architecture and archaeology-related research assistance and instruction needs (in addition to the School of Architecture librarian for architecture, design, and urban studies). Library instruction may be tailored to a specific course with some advanced notice, and/or an online research guide for a specific course may be requested. Frequently asked questions related to art research and using Marquand can be found in the Art FAQ research guide on the left, and there are many additional research guides available for specific courses, subjects, and for specific media. Subject specialist librarians in Firestone Library and elsewhere are also available, or one may chat with or text a librarian at specific hours. A sampling of art-related research guides available at other institutions may be found here

One may limit a search in the library catalog to Marquand (includes Marquand holdings at ReCAP). To browse just the rare holdings, select Advanced Search and add sax and rcppz under "Holding location." Add a keyword, author name or other, or simply click SEARCH to see everything. The results may be sorted by date, or title, or other. Additional collections may also be added, e.g. ex for Rare Books & Special Collections (Firestone), gax for Graphic Arts, and rcppw for rare Architecture Library materials.

Research appointments and Marquand tours may be scheduled during the academic year via WASE (search for Rebecca Friedman).