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Request Access to the George Arents Collection

Registering as a Reader & Requesting Materials

All individuals requesting access to George Arents Collection materials must first register for admission online using this form.

When to Register:
Please submit your registration at least 72 hours (3 business days) before you plan to arrive. All requests are subject to approval by the Curator or ranking assistant of the Rare Book Division.

After You Submit Your Registration:
A staff member of the Rare Book Division will respond—usually within a couple of business days—to you via e-mail regarding the status of your registration and your requests.

Once your registration and your requests have been approved, we will confirm the date of your planned visit.

If you have any questions, please write to us at rbkref@nypl.org.