The Booth Museum Research Library is a non-circulating reference library. The Library and Archives hold materials that support the collections and exhibitions of The Booth relating to Western American art, artists, culture, and history, as well as materials to support the Civil War and Presidential permanent galleries.

General, Special Book and Periodical Collections

Books and periodicals in the Library can be located by using the Library’s online catalog link above. Some of our periodical titles include American Art Collector, American Art Review, Art of the West, Cowboys & Indians, Southwest Art, Western Art & Architecture, and Western Art Collector. Please search ‘periodical’ in the online catalog for a more complete list of our titles. 


More Materials for Art Research…

The Library also houses collected research on individual artists, auction/sale catalogs, manuscripts and various media, such as artists presentations hosted by The Booth. Limited video programs are viewable via YouTube and Facebook. Please contact the Library for further information about our extensive multimedia collections.


Acquisitions Policy

Donation offers relating to the mission of the Library are welcome. However, due to limited space, the Collections Committee is selective about what is accepted. They will evaluate all potential donations to the Library and decide whether to accept any potential donations. Gifts to the Library may be tax deductible. Please see the Librarian for further information.



Photocopying is available for library users at a nominal charge. The Library staff will be happy to make copies for you. Materials that are at risk of damage because of their fragile condition may not be photocopied. Federal copyright law places certain restrictions on photocopying. The Booth Western Art Museum assumes no responsibility for copyright infringement by individual library users. Internet access may be available for library visitors for general research.


Visit or Ask Our Librarian

The Library is available to all museum visitors Tuesday through Friday during normal Museum hours (closed 1pm-2pm for lunch). Children are welcome to use the Library with adult supervision. For more information call 770-387-1300 or
e-mail, or see the customer service representative at the front desk.


All collections are non-circulating and may be used only within the Library. To ensure the preservation of these irreplaceable materials, access to certain collections, such as rare books, manuscripts, photographs, and other archival materials, may require assistance of the library staff. Please be considerate by using care with library materials and by complying with instructions of Library staff and regulations of the Museum.


To submit a question to the librarian, please include the following information: name, email address, telephone, and the question. Please note any sources you have already tried, what types of materials you are looking for and the kind of project you are doing. Submit your question to

We will get back to you within two working days with either an answer to your question or a request for clarification. If you need more immediate assistance, please call 770-387-1300 and ask for Marion Hudson, Librarian.