Borrowing Policy

Borrowing Policy and Procedures of the Livingston Masonic Library

Books are available for on-site research and reading by all Masonic and non-Masonic patrons at the Library’s Manhattan branch.

The Library’s Circulating Collection includes books published after 1920. The Library lends books only when it has more than one copy of a particular edition. A research or shelf copy is always available on-site at the Library’s Manhattan branch.

Books are lent solely to members in good standing of a lodge under the jurisdiction of the Grand Lodge F & A.M. of the State of New York for a four (4) week period.

Members wishing to receive borrowing privileges  must complete the following Reader Registration & Borrowing Policy and return the form by email to or by mail to,

Robert R Livingston Masonic Library

c/o Alex Vastola

71 West 23rd Street

14th Floor

New York, NY 10010

If you have any questions you may contact the Library by telephone at 1-212-337-6619, or within New York State at 1-800-362-7664, ext. 619.

Once the Library confirms your membership in good standing we will mail the book to you.

Borrowers may renew by email, or by telephone (212) 337-6619. Borrowers are responsible for replacing books lost or damaged when signed out to them. Books may be returned to the Library by using the return-mail address label included with borrowed books. Library-rate return postage is the only cost involved in borrowing.

Updated: 1/20/2021