Note: The Museum is currently not offering in-person visits to the Joyce Morse Reference Library to minimize the spread of COVID-19.
Located on the second floor of the Lightcatcher building, the Joyce Morse Reference Library contains more than 500 titles about art and artists from the Pacific Northwest, Whatcom County history, and the history and art of Indians of the Pacific Northwest. Many of the books in the library are part of the Museum’s collection, with additional books provided by generous donors. The library is available to community members and Whatcom County researchers.
The Joyce Morse Reference Library is only open by appointment on Wednesdays and Thursdays, Noon – 3 PM. Call 360.778.8960 or email to schedule an appointment.
In partnership with the Bellingham Public Library, the entire Joyce Morse Reference Library collection is available for browsing on the library’s online catalog.