Joyce F. Menschel Photography Library

The Joyce F. Menschel Library contains more than ten thousand volumes relating to the history of photography and to the Museum's collection of photographs. Located within the Department of Photographs, the library primarily serves the curatorial staff, but its collection is also accessible to outside researchers through the Thomas J. Watson Library.

Before visiting, users are encouraged to consult the holdings of the Menschel Library in WATSONLINE, the Museum libraries' online catalog.

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