The Mary R. Schiff Library & Archives

Open Tuesday–Friday

11 a.m.–5 p.m.

The Library & Archives will close at 3 p.m. on July 29.

The library is open to the public and highly qualified librarians will be happy to assist you and answer your questions. Library staff can help if you are looking for information on artwork or artists in the museum’s collection or in your own collection.

To ask a question or request an appointment email [email protected] or call 513-639-2976. Please note that all materials are for use in the library only and may not be checked out.

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.

The Mary R. Schiff Library is located on the third floor of the Longworth Wing of the Cincinnati Art Museum. Direct access to the library via the Castellini Foundation entrance, from there take an elevator to the 3d floor.


View the Online Catalog

(Select Location: Cincinnati Art Museum Library)

Take our library survey

Take our library survey

Contact Information

Email: [email protected]

Phone: (513) 639-2978