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Access to the Collection

Prints and Photographs Study Room (Room 308)


The Prints and Photographs Study Room is open Tuesday through Saturday, 1:00 to 5:45 pm.

No appointment is necessary to use the Print Collection’s resources, although the reader must first apply for a card of admission from the department. Coats and bags must be checked in the first floor checkroom prior to entering the Study Room.

Please note, however, that it is indeed necessary to make an appointment to see Spencer Collection items.

Readers wishing to consult the Division’s Renaissance and Medieval Manuscripts are required to request and receive permission in writing before their research visits. Please see this page for more information.

For further information on the Print Collection: 212-930-0817; fax: 212-930-0530; or e-mail:

For information on photographs in the Library’s collection, see the Photography Collection, which has separate staff, but shares a public study room with the Print Collection.


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