With over 22,000 books, exhibition catalogues, current and historic art & design periodicals and auction catalogs plus vertical files on over 8,000 artists, the Mint Museum Library is an extraordinary free art reference library available to all individuals interested in the visual and decorative arts.

Nationally-recognized for its craft resources, the Library also houses a significant collection of rare titles from the 17th through 21st centuries.

The Library consists of the J.A. Jones Reference Library focused on fine arts and the Delhom-Gambrell Reference Library for the decorative arts located at Mint Museum Randolph. The Bank of America Resource Centers and Morgan Stanley Smith Barney Resource Centers are located at Mint Museum Uptown at Levine Center for the Arts. The resource centers provide selected print and multimedia materials for browsing on the changing exhibitions and the permanent collections uptown.

Library holdings may be searched through MARCO, the Mint Art Research Catalog Online. Additional online resources include Mint Wiki – the library’s online resource for exhibitions at The Mint Museum and multiple online databases for research in art and fashion available on site in the J.A. Jones Reference Library. Scanning and copying services and wifi access are available.to all library visitors.

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Detail of plate from Le costume historique, by A. Racinet (Paris: Firmin-Didot, 1877-1886) in the Special Collections of the Mint Museum Library.

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To schedule a visit, please email the Mint Librarian or call 704.337.2023.

Library Hours

  Mint Museum Randolph

J.A. Jones Reference Library
Wednesday–Friday 11 a.m.–5 p.m.
By appointment

Delhom-Gambrell Reference Library
Wednesday–Friday 11 a.m.–5 p.m.
By appointment

  Mint Museum Uptown 

at Levine Center for the Arts
Wednesday 11 a.m.–9 p.m.
Thursday-Saturday 11 a.m.–6 p.m.
Sunday 1 p.m.–5 p.m.