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The Mint Museum Library

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With over 30,000 books, exhibition catalogues, current and historic art  and design periodicals and auction catalogs plus vertical files on over 8,000 artists, our library is an extraordinary free art resource available to all individuals interested in arts.

The Mint Museum Library is a nationally recognized for its strong focus on decorative arts, craft and design. The library also contains a growing number of references that reflect the permanent art collection.

While the Mint Museum library’s primary users are the staff of the museum, the collection is available for onsite use by the public. The library houses current and historical volumes including:

-Books and Exhibition catalogues

-Rare titles from the 17th through the 21st centuries

-Journal and magazine titles

-Auction catalogues

-Artist files of small format ephemera and clippings

Visit the Library

Mint Museum Randolph
J.A. Jones Reference Library and Delhom-Gambrell Reference Library
2730 Randolph Rd, Charlotte, NC 28207
Tuesday – Friday, 11AM–4PM
By appointment | 704.337.2092

Mint Museum Uptown
at Levine Center for the Arts
Wednesday 11AM–9PM
Thursday–Saturday 11AM–6PM
Sunday 1PM–5PM

Using the Library

 When requesting an appointment, please indicate the material you are interested in so we can retrieve it for your appointment. 

Appointments can be made Tuesday- Friday 11:00-4:00. You can contact the library at library@mint, or by calling 704-337-2023

Online Search

To find whether the museum has a particular title, search the Mint Art Research Catalog Online (MARCO). Additional online resources include Mint Wiki – the library’s online resource for exhibitions at The Mint Museum and multiple online databases for research in art and fashion available on site in the J.A. Jones Reference Library.

Detail of plate from Le costume historique, by A. Racinet