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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.

Accessibility: Automatically generated captions can be added to any virtual consultation using Google Meet. If you require American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation or Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART) services for either virtual or in-person consultations, please note your needs while booking your consultation in the description of your research project or query. Availability of accessible services may affect the time or date of your appointment.

Video consultations are conducted over Google Meet. 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.