Department of Art

Center for the Visual Arts - TMA Reference Library

The Toledo Museum of Art (TMA) Reference Library is a an art research library that reflects the museum’s collections and exhibitions. It also serves as the library for the University of Toledo’s Department of Art and maintains a circulating collection for students, faculty and Museum members.

In addition to books, periodicals, and DVDs, resources include access to art auction databases, an artists’ index to exhibitions held at the Museum since 1901, documentary information on the Museum’s collections, vertical files on more than 20,000 artists, and research assistance. The public is invited to use the Library, free of charge, during public hours.

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Find out more about the library’s resources and services on the library website or head straight to its online catalog. Check back often as we frequently update this page with new acquisition information and Library news.

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Digitized TMA publications are available online at

*Digitized publications can also be searched and accessed through the library’s online catalog.

The library is located in the UToledo Center for the Visual Arts on the east side of the Toledo Museum of Art. For more information, please contact us at 419.254.5770 or

Last Updated: 1/11/24