Hours - Wednesdays 1 to 4 pm and by appointment

To make an appointment, please email library@artsbma.org or call 205.297.8065.

Located on the first floor of the Museum, the Hanson Library is one of the most comprehensive art research libraries in the southeastern United States. Library holdings include over 35,000 items focusing on objects and styles in the Museum's permanent collection and traveling exhibitions. The Library holds a broad range of research materials including general art reference works, auction catalogues, artist files, periodicals, indexes, exhibition catalogs, and databases.

Due to the unique nature of many items in the collection, patrons may only use Library materials on the premises. A photocopier is available.

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