About the Library

About the Library

Library Collection

The Juliette K. and Leonard S. Rakow Library, founded as part of The Corning Museum of Glass in 1951, is a public institution that houses the world's most comprehensive collection of materials on the art and history of glass and glassmaking. The Library Collection ranges from medieval manuscripts to original works of art on paper to the latest information on techniques used by studio artists. More than 130 archives contain unique material from individual artists, galleries, companies, scholars, and organizations. The Library also presents exhibitions featuring rare items from its collection.

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Regular Hours
9:00 am – 5:00 pm, Monday – Saturday

2015 Business Holidays Observed

  • Good Friday - April 3
  • Memorial Day - May 25
  • Independence Day - July 3
  • Labor Day - September 7
  • Veteran's Day - November 11
  • Thanksgiving - November 26-27
  • Christmas - December 23-25, 28

Contact Information

Telephone: 607.438.5300

Fax: 607.438.5392 / 607.438.5394

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Mail: The Rakow Research Library, 5 Museum Way, Corning, NY  14830

Meet the Staff

James Galbraith
Chief Librarian
Gail Bardhan
Reference and Research Librarian
Regan Brumagen
Reference & Emerging Technology Services Librarian
Lori Fuller
Associate Librarian, Collections Management
Mary Anne Hamblen
Special Collections and Archives Librarian
Rebecca Hopman
Outreach Librarian
Beth Hylen
Reference and Education Librarian
Aprille Nace
Associate Librarian, Public Services