The ICI Library currently houses over 1,600 publications. It comprises a comprehensive and international range of texts on curatorial theory, readers from curatorial symposiums and seminars compiled by ICI, seminal modern and contemporary art-historical surveys, specialist publications on art movements, numerous important exhibition catalogues, and a range of international periodicals. It was developed in response to a distinct need for curators to have access to literature that is rare, out of print, little known, or hard to find. In addition, the ICI Library is the permanent home of Cleopatra’s Library. A Brooklyn-based collaborative and art space, Cleopatra’s initiated its book collection in 2008 by inviting over 300 curators whom they collectively admired to take part in the formation of a reference library.