Where is the Art Library and when is it open?
The Ringling Art Library is located in The Ringling Education Center on the south side of the estate off Bay Shore Road. To access the library, sign-in at the Security desk located in the lobby of the Education Center. The Library is open by appointment from 8am-1pm, Monday through Friday. The Library is open to the public from 1-5pm, Monday through Friday. You do not need to be a Member of the Ringling to use the Library.
Does the Art Library authenticate or appraise works of art?
The Library does not authenticate or appraise works of art. The Library staff refers researchers to the appraisers listed below.Art Dealers Association of America 575 Madison Avenue New York, NY 10022 Phone: 212-940-8590 Fax: 212-940-7013 http://www.artdealers.org National Antique and Art Dealers Association of America 12 East 56th Street New York, NY 10022 Phone: 212-826-9707 Fax: 212-319-0471 http://www.naadaa.org Appraisers Association of America Inc. 386 Park Avenue South, Suite 2000 New York, NY 10016 Phone: 212-889-5404 Fax: 212-889-5503 http://www.appraisersassoc.org Private Art Dealers Association of America Daisy Walker and Juliet O'Brien Administrator P.O. Box 872, Lenox Hill Station New York, NY 10021 Phone: 212-572-0772 Fax: 212-572-8398 http://www.pada.net IFAR Authentication Research Service 500 Fifth Avenue, Suite 935 New York, NY 10110 Phone: 212-391-6234 http://www.ifar.org/authentication.php
Can I check out materials from the Art Library?
The Library is a non-circulating art research library. The general collection is available for open browsing, and materials are to be enjoyed in the Library's Reading Room.
Can I make photocopies from Art Library materials?
The Library offers a complimentary photocopying service, up to 10 pages. For assistance please see a librarian.
Are digital resources available?
Can I bring my child or infant to the Art Library?
Children and infants are allowed, but must be accompanied at all times.
Can I bring my purse or bag with me when visiting the Art Library?
Purses or bags that exceed the dimensions of 9” x 12” x 3” must be checked. All laptop and camera cases must be checked.
Can I have lunch at the ArtLibrary?
All food, drinks (excepting bottled water), candy, and gum are not permitted in the Reading Room and other public areas. A drinking fountain is available.
Can I use highlighters, sticky notes, or other office supplies at the Art Library?
No, the use of these items is not permitted in the Library. We can supply pencils and paper.