Rakow Research Library

Rakow Research Library

The Juliette K. and Leonard S. Rakow Research Library of The Corning Museum of Glass is the world’s foremost library on the art and history of glass and glassmaking. Visit the Library Policies page for more information about using the Rakow Library. 


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Discover books, journals, videos, full-text materials, archives, and manuscripts. This search also includes the Glass Article Index, the Library’s subscription databases, and more.

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The Rakow Research Library is open by appointment only. Please see the Museum's safety policies to find updated information for visitors.

All are welcome to engage virtually through our Ask a Glass Question and online research consultations. Consult our Plan Your Visit guide for information on how to make an appointment. Need more information? Schedule a video or phone consultation with a reference librarian using the link below.


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Explore more than 260,000 in-depth collections records in the integrated glass and Library collections browser. Search once and see results from both the Rakow Library collection and the 50,000 objects in the Museum’s glass collection.

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