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The Research Library will be closed December 25, 2014–January 1, 2015. Requests received during this time will be processed beginning January 2, 2015.
We will attempt to help you answer your Getty-related question or refer you to a more suitable resource. The appropriate librarian or department will reply within six weeks.

Requests for appointments to use the Research Library's collections will receive priority service.

If you need to request images or permission to publish, please refer to our Reproductions and Permissions page. We have also compiled a Copyright Research Guide to assist you with your copyright questions.

The Getty cannot provide appraisal or authentication services for works of art. The Research Library has provided some resources that may help you with this type of query:

Appraisals Research Guide
Artists' Signatures Research Guide
Artists' Biographies Research Guide

Getty Staff and Residential Scholars may use the Staff E-mail Request form.

GRI and Research Library E-mail Request Form


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If you are unable to submit an e-mail request, mail or fax your request to:

The Getty Research Institute
Research Library
Library Services
1200 Getty Center Drive, Suite 1100
Los Angeles, CA 90049-1688

Phone: (310) 440-7390
Fax: (310) 440-7780

Attn: Reference Department