Important Update

While our doors are still closed, you can continue to search our Partner collections, view our exhibitions, and attend our public programs online. The librarians in the Lillian Goldman Reading Room and Ackman & Ziff Family Genealogy Institute are accessible and eager to assist you with your research via email, phone, or Zoom. Please subscribe to our newsletter and follow us on social media for the most up-to-date announcements. We look forward to safely welcoming you back to the Center.

Hours of Operation

The Center is temporarily closed.

Getting to the Center by Subway

4,5,6, L, N, Q, and R trains to the 14th Street and Union Square station.
F, M, L, and PATH trains to the 14th Street and 6th Avenue (Avenue of the Americas) station.
1, 2, and 3 trains to the 14th Street and 7th Avenue station.

Click here for a subway map.

Getting to the Center by Bus

Park Avenue South
M1 bus traveling north and south
M2 and M3 buses traveling north

M6 and M7 buses traveling south

Fifth Avenue
M2, M3, and M5 buses traveling south

Sixth Avenue (Avenue of the Americas)
M5, M6, and M7 buses traveling north

14th Street
M14 bus traveling east and west

23rd Street
M23 bus traveling east and west


The Center is able to offer visitors discounted parking at the following locations:

Creative Parking LLC
16 West 16th Street (Entrances on 16th & 15th Streets)
$25.00 tax included (Maximum of 5 Hours)

Universal Parking LLC
55 West 14th Street (Entrances on 14th and 15th Streets)
$20 for up to 4 hours

Please note: Parking tickets must be validated at the Center's Security Desk located at the 16th Street entrance.

Parking On The Street
Overnight free parking is available on 16th and 17th Streets subject to parking regulations between 6 pm and 7 am but not allowed during the day. Metered parking can be found on 5th Avenue and on 6th Avenue (Avenue of the Americas). Parking is free on Sundays.

All coats and bags must be checked. Cameras are allowed in the Reading Room and Genealogy Institute for research purposes only. Cameras are not allowed in gallery spaces or other public areas of the Center. Please plan accordingly.

The Center for Jewish History is closed on Saturday, all major Jewish holidays, and all major national holidays.

Please feel free to contact us at (212) 294-8301 for more information.