Research Library at the Getty Research Institute
The Research Library holds materials relevant to the history of art and architecture. The library contains over 900,000 volumes of books, periodicals, and auction catalogs; approximately two million study photographs; and special collections encompassing rare books, prints, historical photographs, and archives.
Learn more about the Research Library.
The Research Library is open to inquiries from anyone who wishes to use or learn more about the collections. It is open Monday through Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Visitors already at the Getty Center may drop in to use periodicals and reference materials in the Research Library. Prospective researchers may contact library reference or make advance appointments by phoning the Reference Desk at (310) 440-7390.
Conservation Institute Information Center
The Getty Conservation Institute's Information Center serves Getty staff and the conservation community at large. It is also open to interested members of the general public by appointment. Holdings include approximately 25,000 volumes and over 400 periodicals. Supporting the collection is a selection of more than 500 online databases and CD-ROMs that provide access to international literature on conservation, science, and art historical and cultural studies.
Contact the Information Center at (310) 440-6713 or email@example.com to make an appointment.
Teacher Resource Center
The Teacher Resource Center (TRC) is open to educators participating in the Getty Museum's professional development programs.
The TRC houses a library of curriculum support materials, including art curriculum sets; books and videos on art, mythology, and history; Museum-based lesson plans; and computers to access the Getty collections and the Internet.