The Library reading rooms, The Drs. Barry and Bobbi Coller Rare Book Reading Room and the Hartwell Room, are open to the public by appointment.

Hours (By Appointment Only):

Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 10:00 AM - 4:45 PM
Wednesday:  10:00 AM - 6:45 PM

Call: 212-822-7315

We will make every attempt to accommodate NYAM Fellows and Members when they would like to use the collections. Please contact us before arriving so we can be sure someone will be available for assistance.

Before you make an appointment:

  • Please search our online catalog.
  • Let us know which materials you need from our collection, and we will have your items waiting for you when you arrive.
  • If you're not sure where to start, contact our Reference Librarians. Note: Collections are housed in closed stacks and are not available for browsing.
  • Please review our policies.


The New York Academy of Medicine is wheelchair accessible via a ramp at the entrance to the building, as well as by elevators. If you have any comments, questions, or suggestions regarding our accessibility, please contact us.

Drop-in Tours

Join us on the first Monday of every month (excluding holidays) to see highlights from the collection in the Drs. Barry and Bobbi Coller Rare Book Reading Room. Meet at 12:00 PM in the lobby.