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The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, one of the Library’s renowned research libraries, houses one of the world's most extensive research collections in the fields of theatre, film, dance, music, and recorded sound, as well as a wide array of circulating and reference materials.

The Library for the Performing Arts is open for walk-in access to the Circulating and Research Collections. 

Accessing archival materials in the Special Collections Reading Room currently requires an appointment and Special Collections Account. Visit the Division pages below to arrange an appointment. 

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