Library Catalog
 


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The Getty Research Institute library collections include over one million books, periodicals, study photographs, and auction catalogs as well as extensive special collections of rare and unique materials. Focusing on art history, architecture, and related fields, they begin with the archaeology of prehistory and extend to the contemporary moment.

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Library Overview

Learn about the scope and content of our general library collections.

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Using the Library

Information on access policy, circulation, reproduction requests, and interlibrary loan.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Answers to common questions about the library and collections.