Nolen Library in the Ruth and Harold D. Uris Center for Education

Nolen Library

Nolen Library is open to all Museum visitors and welcomes readers of all ages to consult a wide range of materials about the Museum's collection, exhibitions, and the history of art.

Hours for Nolen Library and the Teacher Resource Room

Nolen Library's collection of eight thousand items, arranged on open shelves, includes general histories of art, artists' monographs, exhibition catalogues, and art-related videos. All material must be used or viewed in the library. Holdings are cataloged in WATSONLINE, the Museum Libraries' online catalog. Nolen Library offers wireless access, color scanners, and onsite access to the library's subscription online resources. It is located in the Ruth and Harold D. Uris Center for Education on the ground floor near the Museum's 81st Street entrance. For more information, please call 212 570-3788, or email nolen.library@metmuseum.org.

Children's Reading Room

The Children's Reading Room features a collection of books for young readers, and computers that provide art-related games, activities, and stories. Storytime in Nolen Library is a special program offered for children ages three through seven.

Materials for Teachers

Nolen Library provides teacher packets and other material to assist teachers and other education specialists in planning class visits and in incorporating art and art history into their curricula. These materials may be checked out to registered teachers and community group leaders for educational use, upon registration; see Borrowing Policy for teacher materials.

Teachers may arrange to bring groups to the library, by appointment; contact nolen.library@metmuseum.org to inquire about arranging a visit to the library.

Many publications for educators may be downloaded from this website. Some educational materials may be purchased in The Met Store. Materials for children, including a special brochure about the book From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E. L. Konigsburg, are also available.

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