The Bernice Bienenstock Furniture Library’s resources are available to the public, furniture designers, interior designers, architects and industrial designers; as well as students, professors, researchers and scholars. We are a non-profit organization and provide almost all of our services at no charge.


Our staff will be happy to answer any questions either by email, phone or in person. We have an Advisory Board of professional interior designers, college professors and design industry members who assist us in answering questions on selected topics.

While we can help you with determining the style or period design of your piece of furniture, we are not qualified to give value or appraisals of furniture.


The Library consists of 2 floors of some 5,000+ texts, catalogues and magazines covering design history from ancient Greece until present day. Our texts cover topics that include art, architecture, furniture design, style, history, all significant design periods, wood and wood working, interior design, scaled drawings, window treatments, paint and paint finishes, textiles, clocks, porcelain, glass and much more.