Dumbarton Oaks Research Library

Washington, D.C.
Supporting research and learning internationally in Byzantine, garden and landscape, and pre-Columbian studies, Dumbarton Oaks welcomes researchers and opens its doors to its historic garden, museum, and music room for public lectures and concerts.
Today: 8am - 10pm
Special Collections 9:30am-12pm, 1:30pm-4:30pm (By appointment only)



1703 32nd Street NW
Washington, DC 20007


  • The research library primarily serves the staff and resident fellows of Dumbarton Oaks.
  • We welcome applications from outside scholars and advanced graduate students who need access to the library for their own research.
  • An appointment is necessary to view materials in the Rare Book Collection and the Image Collections and Fieldwork Archives (ICFA).