Print Reference Library

The DAC Print Reference Library holds some 3,000 volumes on printmaking history. It contains many standard reference works central to scholarly research on original prints, especially those from Europe and the United States. Catalogues raisonnés and other specialized reference works are essential tools when studying prints, which constitute the core of the DAC collection. Wesleyan students enjoy the rare opportunity to learn from a first-rate print research library in conjunction with the museum holdings, learning about such things as variant states that have been described by expert authors.

Print Reference Library Catalog

All books and periodicals in the DAC Print Reference Library are cataloged as Wesleyan Library holdings in the online library catalog, searchable via the Web (to limit your query to Print Reference Library holdings, specify "Davison Art Center Print Reference" from the "Location" popup on the search page).

Print Reference Library Access

The Print Reference Library is generally accessible from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Mondays through Fridays, but it sometimes is used for class viewings or is closed due to staff meetings. Because of this, prospective visitors who wish to be completely sure of access to the library at a certain time should contact the DAC prior to their visit. Another page has directions to the Davison Art Center.