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New York Public Library

To build a library is to create a life. A library is full of sunk treasure and an archive of longings where history comes to life.

With a collection of 53 million items, the New York Public Library (NYPL) is the second largest public library system in the United States, only second to the Library of Congress in Washington D.C. Established in 1895, it is one the largest public libraries in the world.

The New York Public Library Main Branch is located at 42nd Street in Bryant Park, Manhattan. The Beaux-Arts styled Stephen A. Schwarzman building of the main branch is a National Historic Landmark since 1965.

The branch libraries are open to the public and include four research libraries and 88 circulating libraries. The Manhattan, The Bronx, and Staten Island have NYPL branches whereas, the boroughs of Brooklyn and Queens have their own separate library systems. All these libraries offer a range of collections, programs, and services to members.

ASK NYPL, a telephone reference, provides general support to the readers by phone and online.

Last Updated on: May 26, 2017