The Edward D. Auer Memorial Art Library is a collection of approximately 8,000 volumes. We offer circulating print and multi-media materials to museum members, as well as a variety of on-site library services to the general public.

On site, the public may search the catalog, databases ARTstor, Jstor and INSPIRE, as well as interact with library staff for help navigating the collection. FWMoA Members have the opportunity to check out books and DVDs. 

Use of the Edward D. Auer Memorial Art Library includes on-site access to books, periodicals, DVDs, electronic resources, and computers.

Circulation of books and DVDs is available to FWMoA members only.  Materials may be checked out for up to three weeks and may be renewed provided there are no holds placed on the item.  Periodicals and reference materials are non-circulating.

Tuesday-Friday 9:30am-12:00pm
Additional hours available by appointment.

To learn more about using this resource, contact Collections Information Associate Suzanne Slick at, or 260.422.6467.

Library materials are acquired based on a set of criteria outlined by the Librarian, Deputy Director, and Executive Director including, but not limited to, relevance to the mission of the Fort Wayne Museum of Art and its permanent fine art collection, staff research support for current and upcoming exhibitions, and support for local educators and students of all levels.

The collection housed in the Edward D. Auer Memorial ArtLibrary has been made possible in part by generous donations throughout the history of the FWMoA. We gladly accept book, fine art, and monetary donations to enhance the offerings of the art library. Donations are assessed in terms of condition and relevance to the library and permanent fine art collections.

Overdue fines will be charged weekly. A fine of $1.00/week is accrued for every overdue item. Fines are payable by cash or check to the FWMoA librarian.

Additional Policies
Items reported as lost or stolen or returned damaged will be the responsibility of the member checking out the item. A replacement fee will be charged to the Member account.

Food or beverages are not permitted in the Edward D. Auer Memorial Art Library. 

Computers are available for public use in the Auer Art Library's Reading Room. Internet access, printing, and scanning are available in addition to the vast programmatic offerings that will assist with word processing, spreadsheet design, database building, and photo and video editing.  Black and white printing is available at $.10 per page.

The computers in the library are free, public resources meant to be enjoyed by all.  We ask that no personal files or projects are stored or saved to the public computers. FWMoA's public computers have limited hard drive space and we cannot guarantee your files or project will be saved or unaltered if you return to work on it at a later date. Please bring a CD/DVD Rom, external hard drive, or flash drive to store your work.

INSPIRE is a group of searchable databases made available to Indiana residents through the Indiana State Library. This resource includes magazine and journal articles, websites, pamphlets, images, almanacs, library catalogs, and more. Many of the articles are full text and can be viewed in a .pdf or html format.  Academic Search Premier, ERIC ® and Indiana Memory! are among the many database that are available to search in INSPIRE.

ARTstor is a digital library of more than one million images in the areas of art, architecture, the humanities, and social sciences with a set of tools to view, present, and manage images for research and pedagogical purposes. The ARTstor Digital Library is used by educators, scholars, and students at a variety of institutions including universities, colleges, museums, public libraries, and K-12 schools. The Digital Library serves users both within the arts and in disciplines outside of the arts. This includes historians of art and architecture and others engaged in the visual arts, as well as individuals in fields as diverse as American Studies, Anthropology, Asian Studies, Classical Studies, Literary Studies, Medieval Studies, Music, Religious Studies, and Renaissance Studies, all of whom find the images in ARTstor to be relevant to their teaching and research.

JSTOR is a database of scholarly articles that cover a vast range of academic disciplines.  With participation and support from the international scholarly community, JSTOR has created a high-quality, interdisciplinary archive of scholarship, is actively preserving over one thousand academic journals in both digital and print formats, and continues to significantly expand access to scholarly works and other materials needed for research and teaching globally.

The Joyce Leckrone Friends of the Library giving circle is a group of friends wishing to support  the Auer Art Library's resources and programming. The Friends of the Library funding is used to purchase library materials or sponsor special library programs for the community. Participation requires a minimum donation of $25 in addition to your FWMoA Membership. Join the Joyce Leckrone Friends of the Library. 

311 E Main Street
Fort Wayne, IN 46802
Gallery Hours Tuesday - Saturday: 10am-6pm
Thursday: 10am-8pm
Sunday: 12-5pm
Administrative Office Hours Monday - Friday: 8:30am-5pm
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