Felix J. Dreyfous Library

Welcome to your library!



The library is a resource center for the museum’s community. The Felix J. Dreyfous Library of the New Orleans Museum of Art aims to support the museum’s mission to “inspire the love of art; to collect, preserve, exhibit, and present excellence in the visual arts; to educate, challenge and engage a diverse public.” The library achieves this by acquiring and making available appropriate collections of print and electronic resources, including exhibition and artist archives.



The library offers the following:

Over 20,000 books and 70 journal subscriptions about art and art related topics, Wi-fi, electrical plug-ins for laptops, a computer work station, interlibrary loans, on-line scholarly databases, and on-line art databases.

Reference service is provided by a full-time librarian with a Masters in Library and Information Science. To contact email scork@noma.org

The library also offers the NOMA Book Club programs, including discussion groups (all the books are related to art), author events, field trips, and curatorial programs. The full 2019 schedule and reading list has been announced.

ARSTOR is is a nonprofit organization committed to enhancing scholarship and teaching through the use of digital images and media. The Artstor Digital Library includes millions of high-quality images for education and research across disciplines from a wide variety of contributors around the world. NOMA employees, docents, and interns may set up an account at this password-protected page. Contact Sheila Cork, NOMA Librarian, for the password: scork@noma.org.



Did you know that you can honor a loved one, or a significant event with a book plate in a book at the library? Call the librarian at 504-658-4117 or email to scork@noma.org to find out how.



Art museums and art museum libraries

Archives of American Art – “With over 16 million items in its continually growing collections, the Archives is the world’s largest and most widely used resource dedicated to collecting and preserving the papers and primary records of the visual arts in America.”

Getty Research Insitute – Union List of Artist’s names that leads to biographical and family information and bibliographies of artists.

Smithsonian Photography Archives — Includes portraits of American artists and portraits by other categories.

Art terms

Art Lex Art Dictionary — “Definitions for more than 3,600 terms used in discussing art / visual culture, along with thousands of supporting images, pronunciation notes, great quotations and cross-references.”

Art history

Art History Resources on the Web — Gives access to information on types of art by era, country of origin, school, and movement.

Infoplease Art Page — Links to articles about many aspects of art history

Libraries and Library Organizations

Library of Congress online catalogs — “14 million records representing books, serials, computer files, manuscripts, cartographic materials, music, sound recordings, and visual materials.”

World Cat — “Finds items in libraries near you.”

The State Library of Louisiana — Search the catalogs of libraries across Louisiana, find out about jobs in Louisiana libraries, and other services.