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 health and safety updates at the Rakow Library. 


Search the Rakow Library collections

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.

Go to the Rakow Library Collections


The Library is open by appointment only, with special accommodations for safety during the COVID-19 pandemic. All are welcome to engage virtually through our Ask a Glass Question, chat services, and online research consultations. Individuals residing in New York State can make an appointment to visit the library using the link below.









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.

Explore the collections browser