NYU Special Collections is open to in-person research by appointment only for current NYU students, faculty, and staff. Please contact to set up an appointment.

If you are not affiliated with NYU but are interested in research with us, please contact for more information about remote research options.

For information about building access and more, please check NYU Returns.

New York University Libraries welcomes all researchers, regardless of institutional affiliation, to NYU Special Collections.
To request special collections materials, all users will need a Special Collections Research Account.
Please log into your Special Collections Research Account or create a new one. This account will allow you to request special collections material from:

NYU NetID Users

NYU users include current students, faculty, staff and affiliates with an active NetID.

Non-NetID Users

All users who do not have an active NYU NetID.

NYU Special Collections - Fales Library, Tamiment Library & Robert F. Wagner Archives, and University Archives - is undergoing a major renovation over the next two years. There may be an impact on services and collections. All repositories will be closed to researchers from May 21, 2020 - September 7, 2020. Please contact with any questions, and visit the Special Collections Renovation Project website for more information.

For assistance or with questions about registration, please email

Visit our FAQ for questions about the Special Collections Research Account and requesting materials.