Q. What can I expect when I visit Fales to conduct research?
If you are not part of the NYU library consortium, please bring photo ID and check in at the Bobst Library Privileges Desk to the left of Bobst's main entrance before coming up to Fales.
The first time you visit the Fales Library & Special Collections, you will be asked to read our rules and procedures and fill out a registration form. We use this information for security and statistical purposes. You will be asked for a photo ID, which we will hold on to while you are researching.
You will also be asked to store all your personal belongings, including your phone, in a locker. You can bring with you to the table: paper, a pencil, and a laptop computer.
If you are looking at archival material, you will be asked to fill out a manuscript request form telling us which folders you would like to look at. We check out materials one folder at a time. If you are looking at published material, you will fill out a call slip for the book or periodical.
Someone will page (go and get) your material, and once it is retrieved, you will be able to begin your research.