The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts
40 Lincoln Center Plaza (entrance at 111 Amsterdam between 64th and 65th)
Third Floor
New York, NY 10023
Fully Accessible
Open today
10:30 AM–8 PM
Regular Hours
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Day Hours
Monday: 10:30 AM–8 PM
Tuesday: 10:30 AM–6 PM
Wednesday: 10:30 AM–6 PM
Thursday: 10:30 AM–8 PM
Friday: 10:30 AM–6 PM
Saturday: 10:30 AM–6 PM
Sunday: CLOSED

About the Division

Two dancers doing high jumps in front of an image of a steam engine.

The Jerome Robbins Dance Division is the world’s largest dance archive and library with an international and extensive collection that spans seven centuries. Learn more about this division.

Visiting the Collection

Can researchers walk in to access the collection?
Yes, we offer walk-in access to our general research collections, including audio and moving image materials, on the third floor of the Library for the Performing Arts.  Our circulating collections are available on the first and second floors of the Library. 

Researchers may access our special collections in the Special Collections Reading Room by emailing or by booking a virtual consultation with one of our librarians, who will make an appointment for you to visit the Library for the Performing Arts.  A limited number of same-day walk-in appointments may be available for special collections material.

Book a Virtual Consultation


What else do researchers need to know about accessing the collection?
To borrow circulating material or access general collections items, patrons will need a Library card.  To access special collections materials at the Library for the Performing Arts, patrons will also need to sign up for a Special Collections account.

Get a Library Card

Create a Special Collections Account


More questions?

Please consult with staff to book an appointment at this division.

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