The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts houses one of the world's most extensive combinations of circulating, reference, and rare archival collections in its field. It is known particularly for its prodigious collections of non-book materials such as archival papers, historic recordings, videotapes, autograph manuscripts, correspondence, sheet music, stage designs, scripts, scrapbooks, press clippings, programs, posters, photographs, and other ephemera.
As of Monday, November 16, the Library is temporarily suspending onsite research appointments as part of our efforts to limit the spread of COVID-19. Read more about the Library's gradual reopening. We are pleased to continue to offer one-on-one virtual consultations with Library staff to determine how your research needs may be met remotely. If you are unsure which division or research center you are looking for, contact Ask NYPL.