The Tait Art Library is an incredible resource for both artists and art lovers. Over four thousand items, including books and artist and exhibition catalogues, cover a variety of subject matter from the art of prehistoric times to contemporary art practices. You will find resources on a diverse range of subjects—basket-making, to indigenous artists of North America, to technique how-tos, to Canadian artists (emphasizing British Columbia and Western Canada). We have a whole world of art waiting for you to discover in our library!

Use of the library is a benefit of gallery membership.

Lending Policy:

  • Members are welcome to borrow up to 10 items for a period of one month.

  • All items in the Library are available for loan except those labelled REF, which are to be used only in the gallery.

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