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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
LocationFales is located on the third floor of NYU's Bobst Library.
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Collection development policies for the Fales Library and Special Collections are available for each area of collecting: