About the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center

The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts houses one of the world's most extensive combinations of circulating, reference, and rare archival collections in its field. These materials are available free of charge, along with a wide range of special programs, including exhibitions, seminars, and performances. An essential resource for everyone with an interest in the arts—whether professional or amateur—the Library is known particularly for its prodigious collections of non-book materials such as historic recordings, videotapes, autograph manuscripts, correspondence, sheet music, stage designs, press clippings, programs, posters and photographs.

Contact Us
If you need assistance with research and using our collections, please contact one of our divisions. 

For press inquiries, contact Alex Teplitzky.

For general inquiries, please email performingarts@nypl.org or call (212) 870-1605 or ASK NYPL at gethelp@nypl.org or (917) 275-6975.