Plan ahead to make the most of your research visit. Connect with a staff specialist, request materials in advance, and find out more about the Library's fellowships and resources for scholars and writers.
Resources for Researchers
Plan Your VisitPrepare for your visit by applying for a library card, searching the collections, requesting material, and more.
Schedule a General Research ConsultationMake an appointment to speak with one of our research librarians about your area of interest.
Request Advance MaterialsReserve materials so they will be waiting in a reading room when you arrive.
Copying, Printing & Scanning
Access for Persons with Disabilities
Small Group Meeting Rooms
Jump-Start Your WorkFilling in your family tree? Need a directory to directories? Writing a school paper? Explore staff-created guides to help you research your topic.
Get UpdatesLearn about the latest happenings in the research community, from our most recent acquisitions to upcoming events.
Fellowships & Institutes
Cullman Center for Scholars & Writers FellowshipsThe Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center for Scholars awards up to 15 fellowships a year to outstanding scholars and writers—including academics, independent scholars, journalists, and creative writers—interested in conducting their research at the Library’s Stephan A. Schwarzman Building.
Lapidus Center FellowshipsShort- and long-term fellowships for researchers focused on transatlantic slavery
Short-Term FellowshipsFor scholars outside New York City seeking extended access to our special collections
Martin Duberman Visiting FellowshipA fellowship that fosters excellence in LGBT studies through research
Schomburg Center Scholars-in-ResidenceSix-month fellowships for researchers focused on the black experience
Higher Education Research Visits
For Undergraduate & Graduate ClassesMake an appointment to visit with your class to explore the collections and learn about doing research at the Library.