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For more than 95 years, the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture has preserved, protected, and fostered a greater understanding of the Black experience through its collections, exhibitions, programs, and scholarship.

As part of the Library’s phased reopening, the Schomburg Center is now open for research services. In line with pre-pandemic service, some collections require advance consultation with staff and/or an appointment to view. You may book a virtual consultation with a Library staff member to discuss your research needs and make an appointment to come onsite. If you are not sure which division is right for your research, please contact Ask NYPL for assistance.

If you are interested in conducting an onsite research appointment with the Moving Image and Recorded Sound division, please book a seat here. A staff member will review your request and contact you to confirm your appointment. To schedule a virtual consultation, email schomburgaudiovisual@nypl.org. If you have any questions, you can contact the division here.

If you are interested in conducting an onsite research appointment with the Photographs and Prints Division, please book a seat here. A staff member will review your request and contact you to confirm your appointment. To schedule a virtual consultation, email schomburgaudiovisual@nypl.org. If you have any questions, you can contact the division here.

During this Program, you may use Google Meet for the purpose of communication, collaboration, projects, etc. Google may collect some personally identifying information about you, such as name, username, email address, and password. Google will treat the information it collects about you pursuant to its own privacy policy, which can be found here: Google Privacy Policy.