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The Heard Museum is home to the Billie Jane Baguley Library and Archives — a comprehensive research facility offering extensive information about Indigenous art and cultures from around the world.

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The Billie Jane Baguley Library and Archives are an unparalleled resource collection of information on over 28,000 American Indian artists.

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The Library and Archives collections reflect the museum’s permanent collections, with exceptional holdings in:

  • American Indian artists’ biographical resources
  • American Indian art and culture of the Southwest
  • American Indian fine arts
  • Works created by American Indian authors including creative writing and a variety of Native studies

Visiting the Library and Archives

Visitors must sign the guest register at the Library Information Desk. The library does not allow any bags, parcels, briefcases or other personal belongings in the facilities. All personal belongings must be checked in at the Security Post located at museum admissions. Notepads and pencils are allowed in the Library. The Library and Archives staff reserves the right to verify the identification of a patron. The staff also reserves the right to inspect all materials held by a patron entering or leaving the reading area.

Permission to Publish

All requests to reproduce materials from the Library and Archives’ holdings require a completed Request for Reproductions/Application for Permission to Publish Form. The applicant agrees to abide by all terms, conditions and provisions of this agreement.


The Billie Jane Baguley Library and Archives enhances its library holdings through a variety of electronic databases which further support research and learning. The databases are divided into two sections – databases that are only available onsite and those which are readily available through the internet.

Databases Available Onsite

Databases Available Through the Internet

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