Latse Library

Trace Foundation’s Latse Library is the premier research library dedicated to modern Tibetan studies. Through our unique holdings we offer scholars, researchers, and the general public a window on contemporary life on the Tibetan Plateau.

Services & Hours

Trace Foundation’s Latse Library is free and open to the general public, no membership required. We are a nonlending library but have comfortable reading and research facilities. The library also offers a number of public programs. For directions, click here. To schedule an appointment, please contact our librarians at 212-367-7380 or by e-mail.

Hours for Appointments
Monday
Closed
Tuesday
By appointment
Wednesday
By appointment
Thursday
By appointment
Friday
10–5
Saturday
11–4
Sunday
Closed


Unable to visit the library in person? Latse also provides reference service by phone and email.

Collections

With comprehensive and unique holdings, Latse Library has the leading — and the first — modern Tibetan studies collection in the world. Read more about our unique collections: