About the Bartlett Library and Archives

The Bartlett Library and Archives documents the history of the museum and provides books, periodicals, audiovisual materials, artist files and other resources to support research and study related to museum’s collection of objects. Our library opened along with the museum on September 5, 1953 (though it was not named in honor of founder Florence Dibell Bartlett until 1999).

Anyone with an interest in learning more about folk art is welcome to use our materials, including books about folk art, folklife and customs; papers and images related to the museum’s history; and papers, images and recordings representing the work of scholars in our field. This is not a circulating library. You are welcome to visit and use the materials in our collection, but nothing can be checked out or taken home.

Our library catalog is available online at http://library.internationalfolkart.org.

Hours and Contact

All Department of Cultural Affairs museums and historic sites, including the Bartlett Library and Archives, are temporarily closed to the public as a public health precaution due to the COVID-19 (coronavirus). These closures are part of the larger effort by state government to minimize public exposure. Please continue to visit this website for updates and to explore online resources and collections.

Our librarian and archivist is available for inquiries by email at Bartlett.Library@state.nm.us. While email is preferred at this time, phone messages at 505-476-1210 will also be retrieved and returned regularly.