It is open to researchers and students with a Master’s degree.

It includes contains collections of documents and archives on:

  • The architecture of the Museum since the Palais de Tokyo was built in 1937
  • The artists and works in the permanent collection of the Museum since its opening in 1961
  • Exhibitions organised by the MAMVP
  • The Paris art scene from the beginning of the 20th century to the present day.

The collection of printed matter in the library contains:

  • Catalogues of MAM exhibitions since 1961 and ARC exhibitions since 1967,
  • 35,000 monographic documents on modern (since the “Fauves”) and contemporary artists;
  • 8,000 catalogues of collective exhibitions in French and foreign museums
  • an essential collection of modern and contemporary art journals
  • artist’s books since the 1960s
  • a valuable collection of collectors’ books and painters’
  • books from the library of Dr. Girardin
  • a remarkable collection of Surrealist,Futurist, etc.
  • and printed matter.