Stephen A. Schwarzman Building
Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street
Second Floor
New York, NY 10018
Fully Accessible
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Regular Hours
Vartan Gregorian Center for Research in the Humanities
Day Hours
Monday: 10 AM–5:45 PM
Tuesday: 10 AM–5:45 PM
Wednesday: 10 AM–5:45 PM
Thursday: 10 AM–5:45 PM
Friday: 10 AM–5:45 PM
Saturday: 10 AM–5:45 PM
Sunday: CLOSED

The Vartan Gregorian Center for Research in the Humanities, located on the second floor of the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, is dedicated to engaging, inspiring, supporting, and connecting a growing community of scholars worldwide, with each other and with the Library’s world-class collections. The Center encompasses four shared study rooms, as well as the Lenox and Astor Room and other programming spaces for research events that highlight the Library's collections and the research they have fueled.

The trustees of The New York Public Library have voted to rename the Center for Research in the Humanities to the Vartan Gregorian Center for Research in the Humanities. The change recognizes the profound contribution of Vartan Gregorian, NYPL president from 1981–89, who is credited with restoring and revitalizing the Library—structurally, fiscally, and reputationally as an essential civic and educational center.

Join us on Fridays for a special series of talks with researchers about how they’ve used the Library’s collections.

Research Programs & Classes

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Open to all! From orientation classes to curator talks, we offer an array of events designed to support working with our collections and to illuminate the work of our researchers. See our events calendar.

Research Residencies & Fellowships

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The Gregorian Center offers researcher residencies, paid fellowships, and study room access for qualified researchers and writers whose work will benefit from the intensive use of the Library's collections. 

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Specialized Research Support

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Library staff are here to help with your research needs, including consultations, class visits, outreach events, and more.