Research Study Rooms, Vartan Gregorian Center for Research in the Humanities

The research study rooms at the Gregorian Center are located on the second floor of the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building.

The Gregorian Center’s study rooms are reserved for researchers whose work will benefit from the consultation and intensive use of the Library's research collections related to the humanities and social sciences. The New York Public Library also offers competitive fellowship programs.
To apply for study room access, please submit the application linked below.




Shoichi Noma Reading Room.Shoichi Noma Reading Room

Room 219

Established in 1992 by Sawako Noma in honor of her father Shoichi Noma, former president of publishing company Kodansha, who celebrated the role books and literature played in strengthening intercultural relations.



Room 217.Room 217

The largest of our study rooms, Room 217 was renovated in 2019 to accommodate researchers' need for additional spaces dedicated to long-term, intensive use of the Library's general collections.




Interior of Frederick Lewis Allen Room featuring work desk cubicles and bookshelves lining the walls.Frederick Lewis Allen Room

Room 228E

The Frederick Lewis Allen Memorial Room was established by the Ford Foundation in 1958 as a tribute to the author, critic, editor, and man of letters, who had served as a member of its Board of Trustees. The Allen Rooms supports authors under book contract who require extended access and use of the Library's general research collections.  


Interior of Wertheim Study featuring work tables and bookshelves lining the walls.Wertheim Study

Room 228W

The Wertheim Study was established in 1963 by author and scholar Barbara Tuchman in honor of her father, Maurice Wertheim, publisher of The Nation and a founder of The Theatre Guild.