The Grolier Club Library is located at 47 East 60th Street, New York City (between Park and Madison Avenues).
The Grolier Club Library is open to Grolier Club members and by appointment only to non-members whose focused research in the art and history of the book requires the use of items uniquely held by the Library. New non-member researchers are required to bring a photo I.D. and are encouraged to provide plenty of advance notice as preferred time slots may not always be available.
The Library is open 10 am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday; the Library is closed in August, and on the following holidays: Martin Luther King Day, Presidents' Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Thanksgiving Day and the Friday following, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year's Eve, and New Year's Day.
To request materials, make appointments, or request reference assistance, please contact the Grolier Club Librarian, Meghan Constantinou, email@example.com, 212-838-6690.
Guidelines for Researchers
Registration and Requests for Materials (Including Off-Site Storage Requests)
--Use of the Library by non-members is by
appointment only. Readers must identify themselves to the front desk attendant
when they enter the Club.
--All readers are asked to stow coats, bags,
packages, briefcases, hats, and umbrellas in the coat room lockers, which are
available at no cost, or in a designated location in the Library. Only necessary paper, laptop computers, and reference
materials are permitted in the main reading room. Belongings may be subject to search before leaving and must be retrieved by 5 p.m.
--Non-member readers are asked to present a
picture I.D. and complete an application form available from the Librarian.
--Requests are limited to five items at a time; more items may be retrieved only
at the discretion of the Librarian.
--Requests for materials from off-site storage must be received at least 72 hours in advance of the planned visit.
--Please request materials by contacting the Grolier Club Librarian, Meghan Constantinou, firstname.lastname@example.org, 212-838-6690. Please provide a list of the materials you wish to consult, including call numbers.
Use of Materials
--Materials do not circulate and must not be
removed from the main reading room.
--All readers are asked to use pencil; pens
are prohibited. Pencils are available in the main reading room. Do not mark,
erase, lean on, write on, or trace any materials.
--Items in envelopes or folders must be kept
in the order they are arranged. Please advise the Librarian of misplaced or
--Some collections or parts of collections
may contain restricted materials. Permission to use restricted materials may be addressed to the Librarian.
--Readers are advised to leave Library
materials on the reading room table or book cart; they will be re-shelved by
--Materials may be
copied only by the Library staff, and readers will be charged for copies
according to the current Library photocopying services rate. Some materials may
not be photocopied at all, including rare books, folios, fragile materials, and
oversize and bound manuscripts. Consult the Librarian regarding possible
alternatives, including photography.
--At the discretion of the Librarian, the
Library responds to requests for limited photocopying received via mail and email
The Library will reproduce copyrighted material only within the principle of
"fair use," and the patron shall assume all responsibility in questions
regarding copyright of Library materials.
--Researchers may take
non-flash digital photographs of select library materials with the permission
of the Librarian. Photographs may be used for personal reference and research
purposes only. The researcher accepts full responsibility for determining
whether or not U.S. copyright law protects the materials being photographed
and whether or not his or her use exceeds the limits of the law.
--The Grolier Club Library does not
participate in Interlibrary loan. Library collections do not circulate, and all
materials must be used in the Library reading room. Portions of some materials
may be made available through photocopying and digital photography (see "Photocopying Services" and "Digital Photography" above).