Ingalls Library and Museum Archives

The Ingalls Library and Museum Archives are the research center of the museum. We are open to the public and ready to help with your art historical research. With more than 560,000 volumes and extensive electronic resources, the Ingalls Library is one of the largest and most comprehensive art research libraries in the country.

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Ingalls Library and Museum Archives


Tuesday through Friday
10:00 a.m. to 4:50 p.m.
Patrons viewing rare material in the Museum Archives

Registration and Circulation

Ingalls Library is a closed stacks, noncirculating library. Material requested in advance is paged every 90 minutes. Registration is required to use library and archives materials.

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Museum Archives

The Museum Archives documents the history of the museum and the artistic legacy of Northeast Ohio.

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The Museum Archives with Tiffany fireplace in foreground and bookshelves to each side


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The Cleveland Museum of Art’s south terrace from with Rodin’s The Thinker in the foreground and the museum’s garden under construction in the background, 1916