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Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Research Library: Library Overview

About the Library

Amon Carter Museum of American Art logoThe Amon Carter Museum's research library offers an extensive range of materials on American art, photography, and history from the early nineteenth century to the present. The Carter’s research facilities include a library of over 150,000 items, archives with both institutional and private papers, and a Study Room where you can view artwork up close. 

TCU students working on any topic relating to the American experience—especially those with connections with the visual arts—will likely find material to support their research at the museum's library. The library often collects materials not available at the TCU library such as gallery and museum publications, Artist Files, publications with original art, and auction catalogs.  

Featured New Books (not held by TCU)

Library Hours

Reading Room Hours

Sunday-Tuesday: Closed

Wednesday: 11am - 4pm

Thursday: 11am - 7pm

Friday: 11am - 4pm

Saturday: 11am - 4pm*

*September - May only

Other times by appointment.

Upcoming Events

Check back soon for upcoming events in the library.

Recent Events

On March 9, 2023, we hosted a bookmaking workshop led by Carter Community Artist, Raul Rodriguez. Participants made their own accordion-style books.

On February 9, 2023, we hosted a zine making activity where participants were able to unleash their creativity by making their own unique zines. The library recently launched its zine collection, which can be browsed online by searching "zine" in our catalog.

Need Help?

Contact one of our librarians.


We offer Wi-Fi, scanning, and printing.

Request items for checkout through TCU Interlibrary Loan.

Physical Address:
3501 Camp Bowie Blvd., Fort Worth, TX 76107