Cornell University

Collections

One of the largest academic art and architecture libraries in the North East, the Mui Ho Fine Arts Library offers an ever-expanding collection of materials on architecture, art, city and regional planning, landscape architecture, and photography in various formats and in multiple languages. Growing by approximately 4,000 titles each year, our collection comprises more than 267,000 volumes and subscriptions to more than 850 periodical titles. In print and online, we provide discipline-focused resources to search for publications, including the Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals, Urban Studies Abstracts, and Art Full Text. We also license various image collections such as Artstor, Scholars Resource, and Archivision, while providing access to thousands of Cornell’s digital images. 

In addition to our wide-ranging collections, our librarians help you in different ways—from recommending and finding print and digital sources for your research, to lending out books for your reading enjoyment. Stop by our help desk, email us at fineartsref@cornell.edu, or call us at 607-255-6716.

Related collections are also held in these Cornell University Library locations:

  • Olin Library, with its large map collection and titles pertaining to urban studies
  • Mann Library, with its holdings on landscape architecture, interior design, fashion, and textiles
  • The Division of Asia Collections in Kroch Library
  • The Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections on Level 2B of Kroch Library

Please note:
The Fine Arts Library has been temporarily relocated to B56 in East Sibley Hall. The reserve stacks will be available, other books will be housed at the Library Annex, and can be retrieved upon request. Access to these materials is provided by either electronic or physical document delivery within about a 24-hour time frame. Submit an Annex request.