Participants in academic programs sponsored by the Folger may apply for reading privileges. Privileges are granted for one year from the date of issue. Privileges may be renewed by reapplication, with the approval of the program director.
1. Participants in Folger Institute Seminars, the Folger Undergraduate Seminar, and/or the NEH Teaching Shakespeare Institute.
To apply: Letters submitted for admission into a Folger-sponsored program will be accepted for reading privileges. After one year, those who are full-time faculty, PhDs, and PhD candidates are automatically renewable. Others must provide a letter or email to the Registrar updating their research project. A letter from an advisor or department chair may also be requested.
If applying by mail, please address correspondence to:
c/o The Registrar
Folger Shakespeare Library
201 East Capitol St. SE
Washington, DC 20003