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Service Update:

  • Access to IFA buildings is to limited NYU cardholders.
  • Study space is available to IFA students only.

Library staff is providing online services and support. Our Using the Institute of Fine Arts Library (Google Doc) outlines resources and services available.

To ask questions or report a problem, email

The Institute of Fine Arts Library (IFA) consists of two research collections, the Stephen Chan Library of Fine Arts and the Conservation Center Library. Its holdings reflect the research and curricular needs of the Institute of Fine Arts, with materials focusing on subjects in art history, archaeology, and conservation.

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