Nolen Center Library

The Nolen Center Library is the heart of the Gallery’s Nolen Center for Art and Education. The library houses a focused collection of books, exhibition catalogues, articles, documents, and databases related to the highlights of our museum.

About the Library

The Nolen Center Library is located in the Nolen Center for Art and Education, the hub of the Gallery’s educational initiatives. The library welcomes all Gallery visitors who would like to deepen their knowledge of our collections. It contains almost 2,000 books related to art from all the time periods and cultures represented in the Gallery’s encyclopedic collection; current journals related to art, museums, and education; curriculum guides and teaching resources to help educators plan class visits to the Gallery; and a selection of art books for children. All materials must be used in the library and cannot be checked out. In addition, the library provides wireless internet access, including access to the electronic databases available through the Yale University Library. Education Department staff members are available to guide users and to facilitate research.

Research Resources

The Nolen Center Library provides research guides on selected objects in the Gallery’s collection, including suggestions for reading and related objects. Staff can provide information sessions for visiting classes on how to research works in our collection.


The Nolen Center Library is currently closed to visitors due to COVID-19.


Nolen Center Library