How to Contact Our Research Centers

Library patron conducts research near a pile of books in the Rose Main Reading Room

There are lots of ways to access The New York Public Library’s expansive research collections, in person and remotely. Our research librarians and curators are standing by to help answer questions about which databases or online resources will be most useful for your queries, strategies for searching the databases, and more.

Not sure where to start? The Library's research divisions contain art, artifacts, manuscripts, multimedia, rare books, and more across a wide range of subjects. Begin your exploration of NYPL's collections by exploring the divisions and collections below.


Stephen A. Schwarzman Building (Humanities)

Berg Collection | website

General Humanities | website

Jewish Division | website

Local History and Genealogy | website

Maps | website

Pforzheimer Collection | website

Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books | website | website

Wallach Art, Prints and Photographs | website | website | website | website

Library for the Performing Arts

Dance | website

Music & Recorded Sound | Music Division websiteRecorded Sound website

Theatre | website

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture

Art and Artifacts | website

Research and Reference | website

Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books | website

Moving Image and Recorded Sound | website

Photographs and Prints | website

Thomas Yoseloff Business Center at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library (SNFL) | website

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