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Labs, Shops, and Studios

Book Arts Studio

66 Fifth Ave, M100   •  
Open to: all New School students who have had necessary training with equipment and processes

Open Task Times :

Monday | 9 am – 7 pm

Tuesdays | 9 am – 3 pm

Wednesdays | 9 am – 12 pm

Thursday | No Open Task Times

Fridays | 9 am – 6 pm

Weekends | 10 am – 6 pm


The Book Arts Studio is open to students that are currently enrolled in a book arts course as well as students who have previously taken a bookmaking course.  The Book Arts Studio provides resources for letterpress and bookbinding.

If you have any questions or concerns please reach out to one of our technicians stop by the studio during open hours or email


Upon arrival in the studio you will be required to leave your student ID at the technician desk if you are going to use the studio equipment or materials. If you do not have your ID you will not be able to use any equipment or check out tools in the shop.

The Vandercook SP-15, SP-20, and the platen press can be reserved by students through a paper sign-up in the M100 studio (for the platen and Vandercook SP-15) and in the Printshop (for the Vandercook SP-20). Students are encouraged to sign-up during class or open hours as they plan their projects. If you do not arrive within 15 minutes of your signed-out time, the press will be considered open for anyone to use.

Presses and workstations can be reserved ahead of time through our Use of presses or workstations can be checked out upon arrival in the shop, but space is limited and priority will be given to students that have reservations.

ORIENTATIONS (mandatory for students not currently enrolled in Printmaking classes)

Orientations for Letterpress and the Vandercook are offered to students that have taken a class that utilizes the equipment they wish to use.

Any allotments or adjustments to these policies require a consultation with a Technician and approval from the Manager.