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General Research Division

Third Floor, Room 315

Phone: (917) 275-6975

Fully accessible to wheelchairs

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The Rose Main Reading Room and the Bill Blass Public Catalog Room in the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building will be temporarily closed. More information is available on the updates page.

General Research Division (GRD) onsite materials are still available for use in the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building. We encourage you to submit requests in advance of your visit via our online form.

Otherwise, you may request GRD materials in Room 217 or in any of the Schwarzman Building’s other reading rooms.

For offsite requests, please consult our Classic Catalog and submit your request for any item by clicking the gray Request From Off-Site Storage button in the catalog record. Materials will be available for pickup in Room 217.

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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.