The New York Society Library’s Cataloging Department recently took a field trip to another membership library,
A Staff Field Trip to the Frick
On Thursday, April 5th, 10 NYSL staff from different departments took a short field trip to our Upper East Side neighbor, The Frick Collection, for a tour of the Frick Art Reference Library (FARL).
We were fortunate to have beautiful weather for the walk over, and were eager to compare notes and learn more about the services they offer. Upon arriving at the Library’s entrance at 10 East 71st Street, we registered as researchers and were welcomed by Suz Massen, Chief of Public Services. She led us through their historic building and told us about the history, mission, and collections of the Library. Suz generously gave us a behind-the-scenes tour, including the reading rooms, stacks, archives, and conservation studio. We felt like kids in a candy shop.
In addition to their institutional role, FARL is open to adults free of charge. You can find more information about visiting on the Library’s FAQs page. I was particularly interested to learn that the Library offers an excellent slate of programs that are open to the public, many of which are free. I highly suggest checking them out here.