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Institute of Fine Arts Library: Visit Us


"Architectural Record Images of IFA Library 1978."

Welcome to the Institute of Fine Arts Library!

The library consists of two non-circulating research collections, the Stephen Chan Library of Fine Arts and the Conservation Center Library. Its holdings reflect the research and curricular needs of the Institute of Fine Arts, with books focusing on subjects in art history, archaeology, and conservation.

Both libraries maintain a rare book collection, and the Conservation Center Library maintains a video collection containing a variety of films on treatment, preventive care, and research directed toward the long-term safekeeping of materials.

As of March 14, NYU Libraries services are all online. Library spaces are closed until further notice.

Banner images from "The New York University Institute of Fine Arts: How do You Re-use a Jewel Box?" 1978. Architectural Record 164 (2) (08): 107-112.

Weekly Hours

Contact Us

The library staff is here to help.

For general inquiries, please email or call (212) 992-5825.

In-person, visit us during regular Stephen Chan Library of Fine Arts hours in the James B. Duke House or make an appointment to visit the Conservation Center Library.

Or schedule a one-on-one research consultation.

NYU Libraries, Consortium, & Affiliate Locations

NYU students and faculty have access to several different art library locations in New York City. Use the links below to access information on each library's hours and services. 

Head, Institute of Fine Arts Library

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Lori Salmon
Institute of Fine Arts Library
1 East 78th Street
New York, NY 10075
(212) 992-5908