Library and Archives Hours and Access


The Ingalls Library and Museum Archives will continue to be temporarily closed, except to staff as well as faculty and students from the CWRU joint program in art history and museum studies, until further notice. For reference assistance, please email or visit

Visit the Ingalls Library and Museum Archives 

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
10:00 a.m.–4:50 p.m.  

Closed Mondays and national holidays

Contact Reference Staff: 216-707-2530

Contact Archives Staff: 216-707-2492

The Library and Archives are located in the Cleveland Museum of Art at 11150 East Boulevard, Cleveland Ohio 44106. Use the north lobby steps or take the elevator to floor 2R.


Registration is required to use library and archives materials. To pre-register, visit the library's registration page.

Access to Library Materials

All library materials, except those in the reference collection, are housed in closed stacks and must be requested for retrieval at the circulation desk for use in the reading room. Materials are retrieved from the library stacks at 9:30 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 2:00 p.m., and 3:30 p.m.

Access to Archival Materials

All archival materials are housed in closed stacks and must be requested for retrieval for use in the archives reading room, located within the Ingalls Library.  Materials are retrieved from the stacks on demand. To facilitate research needs, a prior appointment is recommended.