Research Services

Together, the NYARC collections support art historical research across the entire span of art history—from ancient Egypt to contemporary art. Two research platforms are available for our collections:

Arcade is our online catalog containing over a million records for books, journals, artists’ books, artist files, auction catalogs, archives, photo archives, including many rare and unique materials.

NYARC Discovery is a new research tool that expands upon Arcade, providing a single search experience across NYARC's local holdings, licensed scholarly content, and growing digital collections. 

Our noncirculating collections are open to adult researchers on a drop-in or appointment basis, and we offer excellent research services in-person or via email. To learn more about each library’s collection strengths or to plan your visit, please consult our library profiles.