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Manhattan Campus Library


About the Library
Staff Directory
Library Tours & Instruction
Conference/Study Room
Computers, Copiers & Scanners
Email the Librarian
Give Us Feedback


Borrow & Renew
Course Reserves
New Acquisitions at the Manhattan Campus Library


About the Library

The Pratt Manhattan Center (PMC) Library is located in historic Greenwich Village bordering the gallery district of Chelsea. The PMC Library supports the PMC community and the larger Pratt Community as well as visiting researchers by appointment.

The library offers a growing collection of monographs, serials, and a wide range of electronic resources.

The PMC Library supports the following programs:

• Information and Library Science
• Creative Arts Therapy
• Facilities/Construction Mgmt.
• Historic Preservation
• Arts & Cultural Management
• AOS/AAS Program
• Design Management
• Continuing & Professional Studies




The PMC Library is located at:
144 West 14th Street, Room 410
New York, NY 10011-7301
Service Desk: (212) 647-7546


See also: Locations & Maps




See: Hours



Staff Directory


Jean Hines
Coordinator of Information Services
Visiting Associate Professor
Pratt Manhattan Center #410
(212) 647-7547

See also: Contact



Library Tours and Instruction

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.

Please schedule an appointment...



Conference/Study Room

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.



Computers, Copiers & Scanners



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.


Warning Concerning Copyright Restrictions

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.


Email the Librarian

We encourage you to email the librarian with your library and research-related questions.

Email Jean Hines at

The librarian can help you:

  • determine the best electronic or print sources for your research needs,
  • advise you on citing your sources,
  • provide instruction in the use of our databases and other materials,
  • answer questions about library services, resources, policies, and more.

For in-depth research help, please see Jean Hines in the Reference Office behind the Circulation Desk.



Give Us Feedback

Want to help:

  • Recommend a book?
  • Recommend a magazine?
  • Comment on the website?
  • File a complaint?
  • Suggest improvements to our services?

We welcome your comments and suggestions and take seriously your complaints. Please do not hesitate to communicate with us.

How to reach us:

  • In person: Service Desk
  • By phone: (212) 647-7546
  • By email:
  • By fax: (212) 347-2499
  • By mail:
    Pratt Manhattan Center
    144 West 14th Street, Room 410
    New York, NY 10011-7301



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