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CSHL Staff Information:

Library Goals
Circulation Policy
Photocopier Information
Information about Library resources
Library and Archives Staff

Visitor Information:

Visitor Hours
Address and Directions
Library Building Map
Photocopy Services for Visitors
Other Visitor Information
Archives Permission and Copyright Policies

Library Goals
The Goals of the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Library include providing the following:

  • Scientific information, both current and retrospective.
  • Access to computerized information sources.
  • Timely information for departments and support staff.
  • Current materials of general interest for staff and their families.

Library Hours

Main Library in the Carnegie Building
Monday through Friday: 8 a.m. - 9 p.m. 
Saturday: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

CSHL staff have 24 hour access to the Library with a PIN.

Other Library Collections

Specialized subject collections of books and journals are found in Delbrück, James, Marks, Woodbury, and Neuroscience buildings (see map).  Please contact Main Library staff if you need help finding something at one of these locations.  Computers are available in these libraries.

Circulation Policy

We use the honor system, hoping patrons respect each other's needs. Books circulate to Laboratory staff members only. Please fill out a book card at the lobby table as you leave. Journals and reference materials do not circulate.


Visitor Hours:

The CSHL Main Library is open, by appointment only, to outside students and researchers who need to use our unique molecular biology and genetics collection. Please call (516)367-6872 or e-mail


Photocopy Services for Visitors:

Visitors may use the black and white (15¢ per page) or color photocopiers (75¢ per page) to copy pages from library books and journals for personal use. CSHL staff have priority on the photocopiers. Users are responsible for adhering to all copyright restrictions.

Address, Maps and Directions

The Laboratory address is: 1 Bungtown Road, Cold Spring Harbor, NY 11724.

Phone: (516) 367-6872 or fax: (516) 367-6843

Directions to CSHL.

Map of CSHL grounds showing location of Main Library.

Library Building Map


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