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Thomas J. Watson Library

Metropolitan Museum of Art

Address: 1000 Fifth Avenue at 82nd Street
New York, New York
United States

County: New York View map of all libraries in New York County.

Phone: 212-650-2225

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Library details: Thomas J. Watson Library is a Museum library.
This library is affiliated with Metropolitan Museum of Art (view map) . The collection of the library contains 800,000 volumes.

Other Info: Thomas J. Watson Library is the central research library of The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Its collection of books and periodicals relating to the history of art is one of the most comprehensive in the world. The primary mission of the library is to support the research activities of the Museum staff; in addition, it is open to all visitors college age and older upon registration. Housed within the library are the Florence and Herbert Irving Reading Room, the Arthur K. Watson Reference Room, and the Sherman Fairchild Center for Book Conservation.

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Administration: The director of the library is Ken Soehner .

Organizational structure: The library is part of a privately-funded organization. It operates on a Non-profit financial model.

Collection size800,000volumes
Technology Profile
Product NameYear Contracted
Current Automation SystemSierra2015
Previous Automation SystemMillennium2003
Previous Automation SystemInnopac1995
This library is responsible for the procurement of the library automation system.

Automation Survey: We are conducting a study on the automation systems used in libraries. This survey should be completed by a person familiar with your libraries use of Sierra.
The 2023 Automation Survey has been completed for this Library.

Identifiers ID297
WorldCat Registry ID56240

Record History: This listing was created on Jun 7, 1997 and was last modified on Nov 13, 2023.

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