Library Access

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Access to the Library

The Bob Hope Memorial Library is open for research visits by appointment. Research appointments must be made in advance of your visit to Ellis Island.

Please note that no original immigration records are located in the Library.

All research requests should be made in advance by contacting our staff by e-mail, by telephone at (646) 356-2160 or by mail at:

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ATTN: Reference Library
1 Ellis Island
Jersey City, NJ 07305-1776

The NPS Library Information Center is the gateway to the NPS LIBRIS Discovery portal, which provides end-users access to the read-only version of the NPS Library Catalog (where we have many of our library holdings cataloged), as well as links to numerous other NPS and NPS-related information resources, many of them digital.

Last updated: March 14, 2023

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Contact Info

Mailing Address:

Receiving Office
1 Ellis Island

Jersey City, NJ 07305


212 363-3200

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