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The Acton Library

The library consists of over 12,000 volumes on a variety of subjects including art, literature, and history. The Acton library has been catalogued and is searchable through the New York University main library database called Bobcat.

The Acton library is a non-circulating collection. To make an appointment please write to

The Acton Photograph Archive

Read more about the photo archive in English and in Italian.
To consult the photograph collection, please write to

The Acton Collection

Public tours of the Acton collection are regularly scheduled throughout the year. Please see our visitor information page for more details.

Academic or research requests should be directed to the Collection Manager Francesca Baldry. To make an appointment please write to

The Acton Papers

The Acton Family Papers are not fully processed and are not available for consultation.

Requesting Photos

Requests to obtain or publish images of the Acton Collection and Garden should be made in writing to Please use our Photo Request Form.