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Using the Schomburg Center

Access for Persons with Disabilities

The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture is committed to enabling all readers with physical disabilities to take full advantage of the Library's resources.

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Checkroom Service

As a service to researchers, and to improve the study environment for all, the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture provides a supervised, no-fee checkroom. It is located on the first floor, near the entrance.

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Advance Requests

You may request that items from certain on-site collections at our four Research Centers be reserved for you prior to your visit.Read More ›

Book a Librarian

Email, write, call or visit for research assistance.

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Special Collections Rules

Registration is required for consultation of materials in the Art and Artifacts Division, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division and the Photographs and Prints Division.

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Copy Services

There are no self-service photocopiers at the Schomburg Center; photocopying in all of the divisions of the Schomburg Center is mediated by staff. This helps to maintain the condition of research materials which are often both rare and fragile. The cost for copies varies in each division. Printing from computer workstations is available in the Jean Blackwell Hutson Research and Reference Division only.

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