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General Research Division

Third Floor, Room 315

Phone: (917) 275-6975

Fully accessible to wheelchairs

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The General Research Division serves as the central research hub in the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building. The division welcomes hundreds of visitors each day, including scholars, writers, graduate and undergraduate students, general readers, tourists, and those who might simply be looking for the answer to a nagging question. Our staff of librarians is on hand to help with research questions and to instruct patrons in navigating the Catalog and our numerous electronic databases.

The more than 4 million volumes that comprise the General Research Division’s collections in the humanities and social sciences include literary and scholarly works in over 380 languages with a global reach, from the United States to Latin America, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. Along with authoritative and scholarly holdings, the library collects many popular, idiosyncratic, and ephemeral materials such as genre fiction, comic books, and pamphlets.