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The Franke Reading Room is open to all researchers by advance appointment.

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Location and Public Hours

Researchers need to enter the museum to use the libraries. The library is located to the south of the Grand Staircase inside the museum’s Michigan Avenue entrance.

The Franke Reading Room is now open to all researchers on Thursdays and Fridays by advance appointment. Learn more here.

Thank you for your patience as we work to restore access and services.

Staff Hours

Learn more about access to the reading room for museum staff and SAIC faculty (SAIC students should consult the public access information above). Please contact reference@artic.edu to learn more about library services for Art Institute of Chicago staff.

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