YIVO's Archives and Library share a reading room with the American Jewish Historical Society, the Leo Baeck Institute, and the American Sephardi Federation Archives at the Center for Jewish History at 15 West 16th Street, New York, NY, 10011-6301.
The Lillian Goldman Reading Room is open to researchers:
Monday-Thursday 9:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Extended Hours (Library only) Monday 9:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m.
(For a list of holiday closings, click here.)
No appointment is necessary to consult library materials. The collections of the YIVO Archives are open by appointment with an archivist which can be arranged by calling (212) 294-6143 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. An appointment is required to consult materials in special collections such as the Music Collections, Sound Archive, Photographic Archive, and Film Archive.
Many Archives and Library materials are not in English. YIVO's staff can guide your research but is not available to provide translation from Yiddish or other languages.
All materials (books, periodicals, microforms, manuscripts, photographs, etc.) must be consulted in the Reading Room and may not be borrowed. There is no charge for consulting library and archival materials. Photocopy services are available, though some restrictions apply. (Click here for more information and for a price list.)