Library Admission

The Frick Art Reference Library is open free of charge to visitors 16 years of age or older

No appointment is necessary.

Use of the Library requires registration. Library cards are for use by the individuals to whom they are issued. They are non-transferable. By accepting the cards, researchers agree to follow the policies of the Library.

Registered researchers must present their Library cards to enter.

First-time researchers are required to bring a valid photo ID. 

To register online, see the Registration Form. Researchers must visit the Library to complete the registration process.

No admittance after 4:50 p.m. on weekdays or after 1:50 p.m. on Saturdays.

Coats, umbrellas, camera and laptop cases, and bags larger than 9" x 12" x 3" must be checked.

Luggage is not permitted and will not be checked.

No artworks will be checked. Artworks less than 24" x 24" can be brought to the Reading Room only with the prior permission of the Andrew W. Mellon Chief Librarian or the Chief of Public Services. Art more than 24" x 24" is not permitted in the Reading Room. Email to request permission. 

For more information, see information about the Library.