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The International Library of the Horse is an equine-focused research center inside the International Museum of the Horse. It is home to over 5,000 volumes, and a collection of over 1,000 rare volumes dating to the 17th century. The Archives house the collections of Mary Jane Gallaher, Mary Littauer, Purebred Arabian Trust, and Kent Hollingsworth among others.



The Library is currently non-circulating and by appointment only, Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. Requests for holds on library material will only be filled once an appointment is scheduled. Research services are also available for an hourly fee. The Library holdings are searchable online. Please call 859-259-4229 to schedule an appointment.




Should you wish to donate an item to the International Library of the Horse you may use the Potential Donation Form. Once your form is submitted, you will be contacted about your donation. We cannot accept donations without prior approval.