The Mary R. Schiff Library & Archives

Open Wednesday–Friday and 2nd Saturdays (September-June)

11 a.m.–5 p.m.

To ask a question or request an appointment email [email protected] or call 513-639-2976. Please provide details about the information you are trying to find or the resources you would like to use.

Advanced registration is recommended when visiting the galleries. Priority entrance will be given to visitors who register in advance. For more information on the museum’s health and safety procedures, please visit:

Founded in 1881, the Mary R. Schiff Library has an extensive collection of over 100,000 items spanning 6,000 years of human artistic creativity, including decorative arts, fashion, and photography. The collection includes books, reference resources, periodicals, ephemera files, auction catalogs, and online databases. The library also has a unique assortment of materials on Cincinnati art and artists.


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(Select Location: Cincinnati Art Museum Library)

Please note that all materials are for use in the library only and may not be checked out.

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Contact Information

Email: [email protected]

Phone: (513) 639-2978