The Montreal Art Centre Library accommodates the research needs of all member-artists and students of the Centre and more. There are over a hundred books currently available for reading within the Centre’s parameters. They were all graciously loaned to the Centre by the Centre’s Founder, Allan Diamond and Catherine Wells, art class’s coordinator. The books cannot be taken out of the building. However, there is no better-suited environment for reading about art than the comfortable Montreal Art Centre.
The book collection is very diverse and rich in quality, providing invaluable sources of inspiration, instruction, and information for artists. There is a plethora of guides to painting and drawing techniques, in addition to books discussing art history and individual artists that can serve as inspirational material.
The Library also proves itself indispensable to Art History students in the Montreal area. Many of these books are absent from public or university libraries, yet free to peruse within the Centre. Both member-artists and local students are able to benefit from the Library’s resources, while interacting with real artworks, all under the same roof.