Off-site Form

Note: Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, off-site requests placed after 12:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 24, 2015, will be delayed. Please call 212-547-0641 to ensure that your materials are available before visiting the Library.

Periodicals published between 1931 and 2010 and auction catalogs published between 1996 and 2011, as well as other materials, are stored at an off-site facility. They require up to four business days for retrieval. Requests placed after 12:00 p.m. will be processed the following business day.

You must be a registered researcher at the Frick Art Reference Library to request off-site materials. To learn about registering to use the Library, see Visit > Library > Admission.

If you are unsure when requested materials will be available to examine at the Frick Art Reference Library, call the Reference Desk at 212-547-0641 or email Since items are retrieved within a fixed time period, we do not notify researchers when they arrive.


  • Search our catalog to determine if a needed item is stored offsite. The location "Frick Offsite - (request in advance)" in the catalog indicates that an item must be requested in advance.
  • Fill out required fields(*) and relevant fields listed below.


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