Address945 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10021
Limited street parking is available. There are parking garages in the area.
A Citi Bike rental station is located on 76th Street near Park Avenue.
By Bus: northbound M1, M3, M4 to Madison Avenue at 74th Street, southbound M1, M3, M4 to Fifth Avenue at 75th Street.
By Subway: 6 train to 77th Street, or the Q train to 72nd Street.
Frequently Asked Questions
For the complete list of questions, see Library > FAQ.
The Library is open free of charge to visitors 13 years of age or older.
First-time visitors are asked to bring a photo ID. Use of the Library requires registration. Library cards and temporary barcode numbers are for use by the individuals to whom they are issued. They are non-transferable. By accepting library cards or temporary barcode numbers, researchers agree to follow the policies of the Library.
Registration is required. To register, see the Registration Form.
The Library is open to visitors 16 years of age or older. Therefore, young children and infants are not permitted.
Purses or bags that exceed the dimensions of 9” x 12” x 3” must be self-checked in the reading room. All laptop and camera cases must be self-checked. Luggage is not permitted and will not be checked.
All coats and other outerwear must be self-checked in the reading room.
Works of art are not permitted.
All food, drinks (other than water in a sealed container), candy, and gum are not permitted in the reading room and other public areas.
Digital cameras can be used in the reading room to photograph Library items. Please note that photography is not permitted in the art galleries.
The use of highlighters, sticky notes, or other office supplies is not permitted in the reading room. Any supplies needed in the general course of research are provided by the Library.
There is limited access to public computers that are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. You are encouraged to bring your own laptop, tablet, or smartphone.
Wireless internet access is available in the reading room for researchers who have computers with wireless capabilities. Ask at the Reference Desk for assistance with logging in to the Library's network. Please note that some internet content is blocked in order to reduce network traffic.