The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts
40 Lincoln Center Plaza (entrance at 111 Amsterdam between 64th and 65th)
Third Floor
New York, NY 10023
Fully Accessible
Closed today
Regular Hours
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Day Hours
Monday: 10:30 AM–6 PM
Tuesday: 10:30 AM–6 PM
Wednesday: 10:30 AM–6 PM
Thursday: 10:30 AM–6 PM
Friday: 10:30 AM–6 PM
Saturday: 10:30 AM–6 PM
Sunday: CLOSED

About the Division

Two dancers doing high jumps in front of an image of a steam engine.

The Jerome Robbins Dance Division is the world’s largest dance archive and library with an international and extensive collection that spans seven centuries. 

Visiting the Collection

Can researchers walk in to access the collection?
At this time, we are not offering walk-in access to our research collections, but researchers can still access them by booking a virtual consultation with one of our librarians, who will make an appointment for you to visit the Library for the Performing Arts.

Are research appointments required to access the collection onsite?
Appointments are only required to use the research collections on the third floor. However, patrons are welcome to enter the Library for the Performing Arts without an appointment and access our circulating collections and reading rooms on the first and second floors, as well as our Outdoor Reading Room.

Are virtual consultations available and are they required before making an onsite research appointment?
Yes. Please book a virtual consultation with one of our librarians.

What else do researchers need to know about accessing the collection?
To access the special collections materials at the Library for the Performing Arts, patrons must first create a Special Collections account

Who can researchers contact with further questions?
Please email us at with any additional queries.


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