The flagship location of The New York Public Library, the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building is a premier research center renowned for its extraordinary historical collections and its commitment to providing free and equal access to its resources.
As part of the Library’s phased reopening, the Schwarzman Building is now open for research services. Some reading rooms, including the Library’s historic Rose Main Reading Room, are open to the public for research and quiet study without an appointment while, 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.