With over one million volumes, an extensive digital collection, and online resources, Thomas J. Watson Library is one of the world's most comprehensive art libraries. Explore Watson Library and the Met’s specialized collections.

Research Centers and Archives

Our research centers take full advantage of their location within The Metropolitan Museum of Art, offering object-based study using a collection that spans 5,000 years of world history. 

Study Rooms and Digital Collections

Examine works that are not on view and access digital publications and manuscripts.