Where can I find libraries for print research in the New York area?
The Frick Collection Art Reference Library
10 East 71st Street, Between Madison and 5th Avenues, (212) 288-0700
Monday-Friday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm and Saturdays (September through May) 9:30 am – 1:00 pm.
Open to all researchers with or without institutional affiliation. Use of the Library requires registration and adherence to the following: First-time researchers are required to bring a photo ID and arrive before 3:00 pm on weekdays or 11:00 am on Saturdays: Undergraduate students wishing to use the Library must bring a letter of introduction and are offered limited services: Registered readers must have their library card to enter. The Library’s book and photograph research collections contain reference materials on Western European and American prints accumulated from the fourth century to the mid-twentieth century. http://www.frick.org/
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Study Room for Drawings and Prints
5th Avenue & 82nd Street, (212) 570-3920 for prints and (212) 570-3912 for drawings
Tuesday- Friday 10:00 am - 12:30 pm and 2:00 pm – 4:45 pm *Closed in August*
The Study Rooms for Drawings and Prints are accessible to qualified visitors by appointment and with proper identification. The Metropolitan Museum has more than one million prints by virtually every master printmaker who has ever practiced, and extensive holdings of illustrated books and printed ephemera. www.metmuseum.org/er_lib.asp#stu
The Morgan Library Reading Room and Drawing Study Center
225 Madison Avenue, (212) 590-0315
Monday to Friday, 9:30am to 4:00pm. Closed on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays
Summer hours: June 29 - September 4 2009, Tuesday to Friday, 9:30am to 4:00pm. Closed on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays.
The Reading Room serves individuals who need to consult the Library’s rare materials. Appointments are required, and because of expected high demand for access to the new Reading Room, we strongly recommend that they be made at least two weeks in advance.
The Drawing Study Center contains more than 10,000 drawings and prints spanning the fourteenth through twentieth centuries, with particular strength in its collection of Rembrandt etchings. Hours: Monday- Friday 9:30 am – 4 pm. Appointments are required.
The Museum of Modern Art, The Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Print Room
53rd Street, between 5th and 6th Avenues, (212) 333-1224
More than 40,000 prints from the Museum’s collection, as well as a library of print-related books, catalogs (including catalogue raisonnés), and periodicals, are accessible to students and researchers. Open by appointment Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 2:00 – 5:00 pm.
The New York Public Library, The Miriam & Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs Study Room
5th Avenue & 42nd Street, Room 308, (212) 930-0817
Tuesday- Saturday 1-5:45pm
Contains nearly 200,000 original prints, illustrated books and drawings dating back to the fifteenth century including the Stokes and Avery collections. Also available are 15,000 volumes of the history of prints and printmakers. No appointment is necessary; Access Card and Card of Admission are required. An application for the access card may be complete at the service desks in the Research Libraries. A Card of Admission must be requested in person, and is non-transferable. General reference materials can be accessed by the public during regular Library hours (call (212) 930-0800)
Whitney Museum of American Art, Frances Mulhall Achilles Library
Madison Avenue & 75th Street, (212) 570-3648
Limited Library access is available to visiting scholars, by appointment only.
A research collection in the field of twentieth- century American Art containing more than 37,000 books and exhibition catalogs, including the Hopper Research Collection.
Brooklyn Museum of Art Learning Center, Archives
200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, (718) 638-5000 ex.311
Wednesday- Friday 10 am – 12 pm and 1- 4:30 pm, and 1-4 pm on the first Saturday of each month (except July, August, and September)
The Learning Center’s collections are divided into two Libraries (the Main Museum Library and The Wilbour Library of Egyptology) and one center for Museum Archives. The Learning Center is open to the public by appointment only. To make an appointment, contact a Brooklyn Museum Librarian at (718) 501- 6307, Brooklyn Museum Archives at (718) 501-6311, or email firstname.lastname@example.org,
The Newark Museum Library
49 Washington Street, Newark, (973) 596-6550
Monday- Friday 9 am – 5 pm
The Newark Museum Library holds approximately 30,000 volumes related to the Museum’s collection, which includes both Western and Asian materials. Open to independent scholars, museum professionals, undergraduate and graduate students, professors and teachers by appointment only.