Fales Collection

Downtown Collection

Food Studies

Riot Grrrl Collection

Media Collections


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Reading Room Hours

Monday to Friday, 10:00 - 5:45

Early closes:
Closing at 4:00 on April 2 and April 10.

Closed May 2 and May 26




The Fales Library is open to NYU students, faculty and staff, as well as qualified researchers and scholars from throughout the US and abroad. Appointments are necessary for all researchers who wish to consult archival materials.

Patrons must provide a valid photographic identification card to register as readers in the collection. The Fales Library operates on a closed stack system: books and archival collections are retrieved for patrons who read them in the Reading Room. Our items do not circulate. Patrons may bring laptops to the reading room.

To schedule an appointment, please email Fales at fales.library@nyu.edu.

48 hours advance notice is required when making appointments. The Reading Room can fill up, so please make appointments as far in advance as possible.


Fales is located on the third floor of NYU's Bobst Library.
Our mailing address is:
Fales Library & Special Collection
70 Washington Square So, Third Floor
New York, NY 10012

Collection Development

Collection development policies for the Fales Library and Special Collections are available for each area of collecting:

General Special Collections

Downtown Collection

Marion Nestle Food Studies Collection

Riot Grrrl Collection