The Library's extensive resources include video and audio materials that feature the great performers presented over the years by our Performing Arts Division. Members can borrow videos and CDs, as well as books and other materials. They also can get online information using high-speed Internet access.

Located on the second floor of the Academic Center, the Library boasts an impressive collection of more than 26,000 titles including monographs, exhibition catalogs and collection catalogs. While concentrating primarily on 19th- and 20th-century American and European art and 19th-century decorative arts, the reference library also features many titles relating to general art history, art theory, aesthetics, antiquities, and more. Also available are more than 25,000 35mm slides on fine art and architecture, and more than 80 art-related periodicals.

  • Library Hours:

     Monday - Friday
    10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

    12:00 to 5:00 p.m.

  • Phone Inquiries:

    (315) 797-0000 x2123

  • Location:

    MWPAI Academic Center
    Corner of State and Henry Streets


The library's extensive reference section features the recently published 34-volume Grove Dictionary of Art, the Encyclopaedia Britannica as well as auction catalogs, biographical dictionaries, exhibition records, and bibliographies.

Edward Root's Art Library


More than 800 VHS and DVD-format videos are offered that feature the finest in domestic, foreign and classic films, art documentaries and performing arts.


Broadway, classical, jazz and folk music from around the world is available on more than 2,400 compact discs. Also featured is a selection of books on music and the performing arts.