McNay Library



The McNay Library is open to the public for research by advance appointment. Entry to the Library for your appointment is included in Museum admission or membership.

Click below to search MCAT, the McNay Art Museum Library catalog.

Library Hours

Wednesday – Friday: 10:00am – 4:00pm

Appointments will not be made on New Year’s Day, July 4, Thanksgiving Day and the following Friday, the last two weeks in December, and the first week of January.


Library Location

The Library is located on two levels of the Main Collection Galleries.

Lower LevelBelow the Tobin Theatre Arts Gallery
Reference, general fine arts collection, periodicals, special collections, and the Library office.

Upper LevelTobin Theatre Arts Gallery
Dance, music, opera, theater architecture, gardens, theatrical design, and festivals.

Request an Appointment

To request a research appointment please email at least one week in advance with the following information:

  • Name
  • Email address
  • Mailing address
  • Phone number
  • Purpose for visiting the McNay Library
  • Dates and times you would like to visit
  • Any additional information relating to your research project