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All study centers are open throughout construction and closures. Please contact the study center of interest to make an appointment and get updates on how construction may impact your visit. 

For information about collections related research and to schedule an appointment, please contact the department of interest. If you have general research questions or are unsure which department fits your needs, please contact our Stephanie Hofner, Research Facilitator, at shofner@eastman.org.


Researchers and the public may access the collections on-site by making an appointment with the respective department(s). The library and all study centers and archives are accessible by appointment only. See hours and contact information below.

Gannett Foundation Photographic Study Center
​Wed​nesday–Friday, 10 a​.​m​.–​12​ p​.​m​​., 1–4 p.m.​
photostudycenter@eastman.org or fill out a research request form.
(585) 327-4870

Moving Image Study Center
Monday–Friday, 9 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
filmstudycenter@eastman.org
stills@eastman.org (for Stills, Posters, and Paper Collection inquiries)

Technology Collection
Wednesday–Friday, 10 a.m.–12 p.m., 1–4 p.m.
techstudycenter@eastman.org or fill out a research request form
(585) 327-4968

George Eastman Legacy Archive and Study Center
Monday–Friday, 10 a.m.–12 p.m., 1–5 p.m.
gesc@eastman.org or fill out a research request form.
(585) 327-4854

Richard and Ronay Menschel Library
Tuesday–Friday, 10 a.m.–4 p.m.
library@eastman.org
(585) 327-4881
The Richard and Ronay Menschel Library is a non-circulating research and reference library. Materials must remain on-site.