Question: Do I need an appointment to visit Fales?


To look at archival material, you must make an appointment 48 hours in advance by emailing This is to ensure that offsite material has been ordered, that someone else isn’t already scheduled to use the collection that day, that there is space for you in the reading room, and so we can help you find the materials you want.

To look at published material (books and periodicals listed in Bobcat), you do not need an appointment and can stop by whenever we are open. (10 a.m. - 5:45 p.m.  Monday through Friday during the school year, 10 a.m. - 4:45 p.m. during the summer). Please note that some books are stored offsite and may take up to 48 hours to be recalled. If you have a question about whether or not your book will need to be recalled, please call us at 212-998-2596 or email us at

Answered By: NYU Libraries
Last Updated: May 29, 2018Views:

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