The Pratt Manhattan Center (PMC) Library is located in historic Greenwich Village bordering the gallery district of Chelsea. The spacious and well-appointed library is a wireless zone, boasting reading tables, a study room, comfortable seating and a garden view. The PMC Library supports the PMC community and the larger Pratt Community as well as visiting researchers by appointment.
The library is a growing collection of monographs, serials, multimedia, a picture and stock photography collection. It offers a wide range of electronic resources, all of which are accessible offsite. These include general and subject-specific databases, many full-text, and image databases.
Users may use computers attached to scanners to email images. Otherwise, Library computers on the Brooklyn campus are not to be used for email, chat or game playing. Use of PMC computers for email or chat is at the discretion of the staff.
The PMC Library supports the following programs:
The PMC Library is located at:
144 West 14th Street, Room 410
New York, NY 10011-7301
Service Desk: (212) 647-7546
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Coordinator of Information Services
Visiting Associate Professor
Pratt Manhattan Center #410
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A primary goal of the Pratt Institute Libraries is to promote sound research skills. Information literacy instruction is provided throughout the year by appointment and orientations are offered routinely. Please go to the Reference Room located in back of the Circulation Desk for assistance. Email reference is encouraged during other times.
Library instruction sessions are available to all classes and take from 40 minutes to one hour. Arrangements can be made for weekend and evening sessions as well. Individuals and smaller groups will also be accommodated, preferably during the librarian's weekday schedule from 11am-6pm. Sessions consist of an orientation to the collection, a demonstration of the catalog, online indexes, the Internet, Interlibrary Loan, the use of other libraries and the various features of the Library website. Syllabi would be appreciated so that sessions can be tailored to individual assignments.
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The conference and study room is equipped with wired reading tables with outlets for Internet access. Users must provide their own Ethernet cable.
The room serves primarily as a quiet area for students, but is also available as a conference space by appointment. Contact the Circulation Desk at (212) 647-7546 to schedule the space.
The conference and study room is not available as a classroom.
Five public access terminals with Internet access are available, but have no word processing or printing capabilities. Wired reading tables with outlets for Internet access are also available. Users must provide their own Ethernet cable.
The photocopier is located to the right of the Circulation Desk. It copies to the following sizes: 8½ x 11, 8½ x 14 and 11 x 17. For copyright restrictions, see below.
A flatbed scanner is available, with 4x5 film scanning capabilities. Images can be saved on to floppy disks, burned on to CDs, or saved in the Drop Box for access in the computer lab. Instructions accompany the scanner.
The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, U.S. Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material. Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction. One of these specified conditions is that the photocopy or reproduction is not to "be used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship, or research."
If a user makes a request for, or later uses, a photocopy or reproduction for purposes in excess of "fair use" (as defined by U.S. copyright law), that user may be liable for copyright infringement. The Pratt Institute Libraries reserve the right to refuse to accept a copying order if, in its judgment, fulfillment of the order would involve violation of copyright law.
We encourage you to email the librarian with your library and research-related questions.
Email Jean Hines at firstname.lastname@example.org
The librarian can help you:
For in-depth research help, please see Jean Hines in the Reference Office behind the Circulation Desk.
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