Fine Arts and Music Department

The Fine Arts & Music Reading Room will be closed to the public as of Friday, May 8. The department will be moving to the First Floor and opening on June 1.

In the meantime:

  • Fine Arts materials are still available for use and can be checked out.
  • Requests for materials should be made at the Information Desk on the 1st floor.
  • Patrons can also call the Fine Arts Department at (410) 396-5490 or email us at

The Collection

Motown history and Mozart are close neighbors in the Fine Arts & Music Department. So are Leonardo and John Lennon. Here on the second floor you'll find information on the visual arts like painting, drawing, cartooning, and photography, as well as books on architecture, music and musicians, fashion, decorating, antiques and collectibles, and crafting of all kinds.


Mon:10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Tue:10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Wed:10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Thu:10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Fri:10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sat:10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sun:1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sunday hours run October through May
Holiday closings schedule

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Fine Arts and Music
Central Library
400 Cathedral Street
Baltimore, MD 21201

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