WORCESTER – The Worcester Art Museum has announced that its library will close on Saturday, Feb. 16 for a two-month period to upgrade the library’s entire collection of 60,000 volumes.
The collection will be classified under the Library of Congress Classification system and a library management system will be put in place to track library materials, gather data and automate the circulation process.
“The WAM library is an incredibly valuable resource for the museum staff, as well as for teachers, scholars, students, collectors, and anyone interested in art history,” said Head Librarian Rebecca Morin. “Having a single standard classification system will make the library’s collection more accessible for everyone, and automation will make managing the library’s collection much more efficient.”
While the library is closed, materials will not be readily accessible; however, patrons may contact a librarian with questions by calling 508-793- 4386 or emailing [email protected]
The library is free and open to the public during Museum hours. The library collection is non-circulating, but available for academic, scholarly, and general audiences. Since 2001, it has been jointly managed by the Worcester Art Museum and The College of the Holy Cross.