Scholars-in-Residence Guide

We look forward to welcoming you—or welcoming you back—to the Folger! We hope the information, suggestions, and links in this guide will help you get the most out of your Folger research experience.

Before you arrive at the Folger, there are many things you can do to make the most of your research time. Be sure to review how to reserve Folger housing, how to obtain your reader's card, how to access useful research resources and finding aids, and other helpful tips.

While in residence, you can take best advantage of your experience if you learn how to use the collection, become familiar with reading room policies and staff, and discover ways to connect with the Folger community.

After your stay, we invite you to keep in touch and stay informed about research opportunities through Folger Institute-sponsored initiatives.

If you have any special needs, please let the Folger Institute staff or the reader registrar know in advance of your arrival, so that we can do our best to accommodate them.