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Hours of Operation

Please note that the Library will close at 5:00 pm on Friday, Sept. 4, and be closed Saturday, Sept. 5, through Monday, Sept. 7, in observance of the Labor Day Holiday.


Monday: 7:30 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday: 7:30 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday: 7:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday: 7:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday: 7:30 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sunday: 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Archives & Special Collections

Monday - Friday: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm. Appointments encouraged.


From Schnitzel to Salsa

Check out our menu blog, From Schnitzel to Salsa, which highlights menus from our collection.


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Current Exhibit

Now on display in the Tober Exhibit Room:

Supper under the Stars: Nightlife in American Restaurants, 1930s-1960s

Menus tell stories and the menus in this exhibit tell a story of a time when restaurants were destinations for the evening, when dancing and music were as much a part of the restaurant landscape as the food, when stars like Frank Sinatra entertained guests who sipped cocktails and nibbled on their hors d'oeuvres. In the days and years after Prohibition ended there was no shortage of entertainment across the country, even during the darkest days of the Depression and World War II. Cabarets, nightclubs, supper clubs, and hotel roof gardens were some of the hottest places to spend an evening.  The sixty menus on display illustrate the intersection of food and culture across the United States, from New York City and its speakeasies to Miami Beach and its nightclub-hopping tour buses, from Detroit where celebrities were on layover between New York and Los Angeles to an infamous supper club in Biloxi, Mississippi.  Supper clubs, popular in the Midwest, are also represented, as are two interesting U. S. military nightclubs in Italy and Germany. All of the menus are from The Culinary Institute of America Menu Collection.

View a selection of the menus online

The Tober Exhibit Room, located in the Conrad N. Hilton Library, is open Monday--Friday, 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM.


Library Contact Info

The Culinary Institute of America
Conrad N. Hilton Library
1946 Campus Drive
Hyde Park, NY 12538-1430

Telephone: 845-451-1747



Library Staff

Jon Grennan
Director of Library & Information Services

Rhonda L. Altonen
Technical Services Librarian

Raven Fonfa
Reference & Information Literacy Librarian

Nicole Semenchuk
Archives Specialist

Maryann Monachelli
Administrative Assistant

Hadley Atwood
Circulation Desk Assistant (p/t)

Kara Rausch
Circulation Desk Assistant (p/t)


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