The W. Van Alan Clark, Jr. Library at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts (SMFA) is located on the third floor of 230 The Fenway, Boston, MA 02115.  The SMFA is in between the Museum of Fine Arts and the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in The Fenway neighborhood. Focusing on contemporary art and studio practice, our collections encompass exhibition catalogs, monographs, theoretical and art historical texts, technical manuals, periodicals, media, artists' books, zines, and more. Library staff are available for help at all stages of research, assignments, and independent or group projects.

Contact us at or 617-627-0080 for support with:

  • Finding and borrowing art and studio art related publications
  • Individual research consultations for students, faculty, and staff
  • Developing library instruction for classes or groups
  • Placing, and accessing, materials on reserve
  • Accessing our artists' books collection
  • Submitting your zines to our zine collection