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Telephone Reference


For quick answers, call us at Telephone Reference. 917-ASK-NYPL (917-275-6975). We take calls Monday to Saturday 9 am to 6 pm, EST.

The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts

Monday to Saturday 9 am to 6 pm, EST.
LPA's Telephone Reference: 917-ASK-NYPL (917-275-6975).

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture

Each division offers telephone reference service during public service hours.
Art and Artifacts Division: 212-491-2241
General Research and Reference Division: 212-491-2218
Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division: 212-491-2224
Moving Image and Recorded Sound Division: 212-491-2236
Photographs and Prints Division: 212-491-2057

Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL)

Monday to Saturday 9 am to 6 pm, EST.
SIBL's Telephone Reference: 917-ASK-NYPL (917-275-6975).