Holiday Closure Dates

This year the Research Library will be closed starting at 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 21, and during the following holiday period:

December 22 – January 1

Extended Readers may still use the library during the closure, with the exception of December 25 and January 1. However, library services and staff, including Circulation, Reference, and the Special Collections Reading Room, will not be available.

The library will resume regular hours on Tuesday, January 2.

Happy Holidays!

Photo caption: Christmas Eve dinner, Billy and Olga Kluver’s home, 69 Appletree Row, Berkeley Heights, New Jersey, Shunk-Kender, 1970-1971. Harry Shunk and Shunk-Kender photographs, 1957-1987. The Getty Research Institute, 2014.R.20

Getty Center to reopen, December 8

We are delighted to announce that the Getty Center and Villa will reopen for staff, visitors and school groups tomorrow, Friday, December 8, 2017. For hours and visitor information, visit

We are deeply grateful to the law enforcement and fire service personnel who worked so heroically to contain the Skirball fire. We are grateful as well for the work of Getty emergency staff.

We continue to be concerned for our neighbors across the freeway as they deal with the consequences of this fire.