New York Public Library for the Performing Arts

40 Lincoln Center Plaza

The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts houses one of the world’s most extensive combination of circulating, reference and rare archival collections in its field.

These materials are available free of charge, along with a wide range of special programs, including exhibitions, seminars, and performances.

An essential resource for everyone with an interest in the arts–whether professional or amateur–the library is known particularly for its prodigious collections of non-book materials such as historic recordings, videotapes, autograph manuscripts, correspondence, sheet music, stage designs, press clippings, programs, posters and photographs.

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