The Kinsey Institute 

Library and Collections

The Kinsey Institute's library and collections chronicle more than 2,000 years of human history, with publications, objects, art, and data from around the world.

Use IUCAT to search our collection of art, artifacts, books, journals, archives, manuscripts, film and videos and other materials

Fine art, artifacts & photography Library & archival collections

Visit Kinsey

Tours of the institute are not offered over the summer. Tours will be available in the fall semester. Contact for more information or to plan a tour for your group.

We are excited to announce that our new History Exhibit will launch to the public at our Open House on Saturday, September 16th. Details of the Open House events will be announced on our News and Events page, or watch our Facebook page.

The Kinsey Institute Library is open during the summer by appointment only. 

For any other questions, feel free to contact us.

Kinsey: On the road

The Kinsey Institute holds thousands of treasures. Our Traveling Exhibit Program ensures that you have a chance to see them by partnering with museums and galleries around the world. Recent exhibits have included shows at The Cooper Union and Columbia College's Glass Curtain Gallery. For information on upcoming traveling exhibits, visit our News and Events page.

Check our online gallery for examples of other exhibits curated for Kinsey Institute shows.

Kinsey interview codebooks

Archival Scholarly Works

The Kinsey Institute houses extensive archival collections for scholarly use. They include the papers of Dr. Alfred Kinsey, the records of the institute, and materials of research scholars and instititutes such as Masters & Johnson and the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality.

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Support Kinsey

Sexuality, love, and relationships are essential to our individual and collective well-being. Your support will help ensure the historical preservation of our library and collections and also give a diverse field of researchers continued access to the resources they need to make new discoveries.

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