Milstein Research Stacks: Expanded Storage for Our Collections

Expanded Storage Beneath Bryant Park

To improve services for researchers and safeguard our world-renowned collections, the Library is working to dramatically increase our storage capacity beneath Bryant Park.

This major project, which began in winter 2015, will allow the Library to continue to hold 4 million research volumes onsite—as many or more than it ever has—while enabling us to satisfy approximately 95 percent of research requests with onsite materials. Construction is expected to be completed by spring 2016.

For more information visit Research Matters.

Additional Improvements for Researchers

Increased Hours

Opening hours have been expanded for selected special collections, including the Wallach Division and the Rare Book Division.


Expanded Spaces

New spaces are available to researchers, including the Small Group Meeting Room, the Shoichi Noma Reading Room, and other areas.

Improved Wi-Fi

Wireless internet service has been strengthened and expanded throughout the Library and more outlets have been added.


More Convenience

General research materials can now be delivered to all staffed public reading rooms throughout the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building.