Library Hours

Main Library in the Carnegie Building
Monday through Friday: 8 a.m. - 9 p.m. 
Saturday: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

After hours, the library is available to CSHL researchers, students and staff with their CSHL ID/Door-Access cards.

Visitor Hours:

The CSHL Main Library is open to outside students and researchers who need to use our unique molecular biology and genetics collection by appointment only. Please call (516)367-6872 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to arrange you visit.

Archive Hours

CSHL Archives in the Carnegie Building.
Monday through Friday: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Access to the archive material is by appointment only. For more specific information on the availability of materials or to arrange an appointment to use the Archives please contact (516)367-8414 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Directions to CSHL Library

From West: Take the Long Island Expressway (Route 495) east to Exit 41N toward Route 107/106. Bear to your right when the road forks to stay on Route 106. Travel approximately 4 miles (6.4 Km) north to Route 25A. Make a right, and travel east for 4 miles (6.4 Km). A sign marking Bungtown Road precedes the entrance to the Laboratory. Make a left at the traffic light. You will see a lighted CSHL sign and a large gold Victorian house by the entrance. You have gone a little too far if you pass route 108.

From East: Take the Long Island Expressway (Route 495) west to Exit 44N which is the Seaford Oyster Bay Expressway (Route 135) north. Take Exit 14E toward Woodbury. Turn Right onto Jericho Turnpike (NY-25 E). Make a left onto South Woods Road and follow to its end. Make a right onto Cold Spring Road and merge onto Route 25A eastbound. A sign marking Bungtown Road precedes the entrance to the Laboratory. Make a left at the traffic light. You will see a lighted CSHL sign and a large gold Victorian house by the entrance. You have gone a little too far if you pass route 108.

 

From South: Take Southern State Parkway to the Seaford Oyster Bay Expressway (135) north. Go to exit 14E Jericho Turnpike. Make a left on South Woods Rd. and take that to its end. Make a right on Cold Spring Rd. and merge onto 25A going east. A sign marking Bungtown Road precedes the entrance to Cold Spring Harbor Lab. Make a left at the traffic light. You have gone a little too far if you pass route 108.

 

Directions to the Main CSHL Library located in the Carnegie Building: Once you enter the CSHL campus proceed straight ahead to the stop sign.  Approximately 100 feet after the stop sign, you will come to a fork in the road.  Bear right and drive down to the harbor.  You will now be facing the harbor.  Make a right turn.  The harbor will now be on your left. Go to the first building on your left.  The name of the building is the Carnegie Building. Limited parking is available in the back of the building. This buiilding is identified as #8 in the following map of campus.

CSHL Campus Map

 

For Long Island Railroad Schedule and Fare Information to Cold Spring Harbor
http://www.mta.nyc.ny.us/index.html

Shuttle Service from Syosset Station to the Lab
There is a shuttle service available from the Syosset Train Station to the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory. Click here for the shuttle schedule.

View Google Map