The Ryerson and Burnham Libraries constitute a major art and architecture research collection serving the Art Institute of Chicago and scholars in the fields of art and architectural history with more than 500,000 print titles, 100,000 auction catalogs, 200 current serial subscriptions, and extensive digital collections.
LOCATION AND PUBLIC HOURS
The library is located to the south of the Grand Staircase inside the museum’s Michigan Avenue entrance.
To safeguard against the spread of COVID-19, the Ryerson and Burnham Libraries are closed to all researchers until at least April 19, 2021. Library services, including reference, instruction, interlibrary loan, and photoduplication services, are unavailable during this closure.
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