Terra Foundation for American Art Europe Library

The Paris Center offers a research library devoted exclusively to the visual arts of the United States from the eighteenth century to 1980, with particular emphasis on the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Holdings consist of nearly 9,500 books and catalogues, including rare materials and digital resources. Search our online reference catalogue.
Reading room hours

  • September through May: Tuesdays, from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and by appointment on other weekdays
  • June and July: By appointment only
  • Closed in August, on French national holidays, and from Monday, December 23rd, 2013 through Friday, January 3rd, 2014
This non-circulating research library is open to the public free of charge. JSTOR and ProQuest (American Periodicals Series and International Bibliography of Art) are also available for consultation.  

For more information about library facilities and research services or to request an appointment, please email library@terraamericanart.eu or call +33 1 43 20 82 65.