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Jean Outland Chrysler Library

The main building of the Chrysler Museum of Art, including the Jean Outland Chrysler Library, is closed for renovations until April, 2014. Limited reference service is available for researchers. Research requests may be submitted by calling (757) 965-2035 or e-mailing

The reading room. Click image to enlarge.

Our reading room, with the stacks visible in the distance. Click image to enlarge.

The Jean Outland Chrysler Library is the art research library of the Chrysler Museum of Art. With an extensive collection of more than 106,000 rare and unique volumes relating to the history of art, the Jean Outland Chrysler Library is one of the most significant art libraries in the South.

The Library is a closed-stack and non-circulating research library. The online library catalogue enables users to browse titles in the closed stacks, and materials are retrieved by the Library staff.

Interested in knowing about Library programs and new acquisitions? The Jean Outland Chrysler Library Blog is regularly updated with new information. You can find it at

Who Uses the Collection Services

The Library is a unique resource among the Chrysler collections which offers scholarly support to curators, educators, docents, students, dealers and the public at large throughout the Hampton Roads community. Along with serving the regional community, the Library’s collections are also patronized by a wider audience through participation in Interlibrary loan.