Reference Services

The reference staff strives to meet and exceed your expectations by providing quality reference services. The primary purpose of Ingalls Library reference services is to support the research needs of the museum staff and the students and professors in the joint program in art history with Case Western Reserve University, and to serve museum members and the general public.

Reference Desk

Your fastest answer is always found speaking to a reference librarian. The reference desk is staffed from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Tuesday through Friday.

Telephone Reference

If you are unable to visit the reference desk in person, you are welcome to call a librarian by telephone at 216-707-2530. The reference phone is staffed at the above hours.

Ask an Expert

Reference is also available to you via our online question form. Questions will be answered within 48 hours.

Additional Amenities

A self-serve photocopier is located in the reference room for your convenience. Black-and-white copies are available for $0.10 per page. Enlargements and oversize paper are an additional $0.10. Color copies are available for $2.00 per page. Color study images may be printed from the reference desk to the copier for the same price. Copy cards are available for $1.00 at the reference desk.

You are welcome to print from the library computers to the laser printer located behind the reference desk. Printouts are $0.05 per page.