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Access to the Pforzheimer Collection


While no appointment is necessary to consult with Pforzheimer Collection staff, advance notification is required to examine most material. A Library card, obtainable in Room 315, is also required and is usually valid for six months.

No food or drink or mobile phone use is permitted. Bags, jackets, hats, and other items must be checked in the cloakroom on the ground floor (at the 42nd St. entrance). Laptops, notebooks, pencils, and books needed for research are permitted. 

Materials may be informally requested in advance through the reference address, Please obtain the full citations from The Library's Catalog; it may be easiest to cut and paste citations from the catalogue. In addition, readers must, fill out call slips for each item. Paging is carried out as quickly as staffing allows.