Guest using the resource center
Please note:
The museum library is not a lending library, but visitors are welcome to spend time with library materials in the resource center.

The Resource Center and Library are open from noon to 4 p.m., Monday, Wednesday and Friday and on the second Saturday of each month. Admission is FREE to the public.

Contact us:

Library & Resource Center
The Stephen and Sharon Zimmerman Resource Center and the Watanabe Family Library, located on the canal level of the museum, offer something for families looking to enhance a museum visit; educators planning curricula or class trips to the Eiteljorg; students and other researchers working on projects or simply those looking to expand their knowledge of Western and Native American art, history and cultures.

Our collection can be searched through the Indianapolis Public Library online catalog (see search tips below).  It features:

  • More than 8,000 books and exhibition catalogs 
  • More than 800 videos and DVDs  
  • Vertical files (containing pamphlets, newspaper clippings and more) on artists represented in the museum's collection and subjects relevant to the museum's mission
  • The Sidney and Rosalyn Wiener Collection of 968 books and other publications, illustrated by  twenty important Western illustrators
  • Videotaped lectures and interviews with artists
  • Museum publications  
  • Auction catalogs 
  • And more...
Families! Settle in and read children's books; watch a video or DVD; or check out a set of garden cards for a stroll through our grounds.

Other Resources

  • Three computer work stations
  • Printer/photocopier
    • Color copies - $1.50 ea./$1 for students with valid ID
    • Black and white copies - $.10 ea./$.05 for students with valid ID
Tips for Searching the Indianapolis Public Library Online Catalog
Once on the Indianapolis Public Library home page, access the online catalog using the search box located at the top right corner of the web page. Once inside the online catalog, you may select Advanced Search and then select Eiteljorg Museum Library from the Library drop down list located under Additional Limits. A short tutorial without sound will walk you through the process. To access it, please click here.
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