Mingei International Museum Art Library in Balboa Park reopens on September 3, 2021 | Mingei International Museum

The Library’s holdings include a specialized collection of over 12,000 reference materials, 200 videos and many art journal subscriptions related to the Museum’s collection and philosophy. Specific collection strengths include folk arts of Mexico, Japan and India, Chinese ceramic arts, North American quilts, worldwide costumes, jewelry, beads, adornment, textile arts, origami and papercraft.

With comfortable reading niches, a sweeping conference table and a bespoke media room, the Library is the perfect place for Museum visitors to browse, deepen their knowledge or conduct research.

Art Library Hours

Monday - Wednesday | 10:30am - 4pm
Thursday & Friday | 10:30am - 6pm
Saturday | 10:30am - 4pm
Sunday | Closed

December Nights Hours

December 2 and 3 the Museum will only be open 5-9pm. Stay in the know by subscribing to our email list.