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Building Guide: Library for the Performing Arts

A floor-by-floor breakdown of collections and services in the Library for the Performing Arts.

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Begin your work at the 2nd floor reference desks. Materials from the Research Collections are accessed on the 3rd floor. 


Amsterdam (L) Level

  • Bruno Walter Auditorium
  • Vincent Astor Gallery


First Floor (Plaza Level)

  • Donald and Mary Oenslager Gallery
  • Information Desk
  • Circulation Desk (including Popular Songbooks)
  • Internet Stations (public access)
  • Listening and Multimedia Stations


Second Floor

  • Miriam and Harold Steinberg Reading Room: Reference for Circulating Drama, Film, Dance; Jerome Robbins Dance Division, Billy Rose Theatre Division, Reserve Film and Video Collection; Books, Periodicals, Play Index.
  • Robert W. Wilson Music Circulating Collection Reading Room: Reference for Circulating Music, Music Division, Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound, Books, Scores, Periodicals, Song Index.
  • Public Copiers
  • Change Machine
  • Copy Card Dispenser


Third Floor

  • Research Collections
  • Seating for Paged Research Materials
  • Viewing and Listening Stations
  • Microfilm Readers
  • Open Shelf Reference
  • Self-Copying Service