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Low table with armchairs in front of bookshelf and library counter in a bright room.

The Art Library. Photo: Åsa Lundén/Moderna Museet

Welcome to the Art Library

The Art Library is the joint library for Moderna Museet and the Nationalmuseum and is one of the largest Nordic specialised libraries for art, photography and design.

The books reflect the collections and activities of Moderna Museet and the Nationalmuseum, and cover the period from the renaissance to today. A large part consists of monographs on artists and photographers, along with auction and exhibition catalogues. The art library is open to everyone who is interested in art, including researchers, museum staff and the general public.

Pre-booking required

Please pre-book your visit to

Closed for the summer 18 June–30 August.

Phone: 08-5195 4352 (tue-thu at 13–17)

Visiting address

Holmamiralens väg 2, 2 tr, Skeppsholmen, Stockholm

Postal address

Konstbiblioteket Nationalmuseum/Moderna Museet
Box 16176


Konstbiblioteket Nationalmuseum/Moderna Museet
Amiralitetsbacken 1

The library catalogue

Search our large collection of books, journals, and catalogues in our library catalogue online.

Art Library catalogue –1983

Photography library card catalogue –1983

Fotografiska föreningens bibliotek

When visiting the library, you have access to the following resources:

Allgemeines Künstlerlexikon (AKL)
Oxford Art Online

Nationalmuseum Library 1984
Nationalmuseum Library 1984 Photo: Hans Thorwid/Nationalmuseum

Published 19 October 2015 · Updated 18 June 2021