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115th Street Branch-New York Public Library

Mon & Wed: 12 pm-7 pm Tues & Thurs: 11 am-6 pm Fri & Sat: 10 am-5 pmThe 115th Street branch of the New York Public Library, built with funds given to the city by Andrew Carnegie, opened in 1908. A three-floor building, its distinctive facade and enduring elegance inspired its designation as a New York City landmark building. The New York City Landmarks book describes it as 'an uncommonly rugged and handsome structure designed by McKim, Mead & White in the rusticated Italian palazzo style.' Old-fashioned in character, the library is furnished with lovely wooden display cases positioned along the wall ...

125th Street Branch-New York Public Library

Mon & Wed: 12 pm-6 pm Tues & Thurs: 12 pm-7 pm Fri & Sat: 11 am-5 pmThe 125th Street Branch has served East Harlem since 1904. Designed by McKim, Mead and White, this impressive building was built with funds from a grant by Andrew Carnegie. The first floor ceiling is divided into four vaulting, concave sections. The first floor has collections for adults and teenagers. The children's room is on the second floor. Reflecting the cultural diversity of the neighborhood, the 125th Street Branch offers books and magazines in English and Spanish.In addition, the library boasts a strong African-American Heritage collection. ...

58th Street Branch-New York Public Library

Mon & Wed: 11 am-7 pm Tues & Thurs: 10 am-6 pm Fri & Sat: 10 am-5 pmThe 58th Street Branch of the New York Public Library opened on May 10, 1907. Once housed in a Carnegie building it now occupies part of two floors of an office tower. The first floor is accessible to persons who use wheelchairs. A multi-use meeting room, available for community group meetings and library programs is located on the second floor.For more information on the branch, click here.

67th Street Branch-New York Public Library

Mon & Wed: 11 am-6 pm Tues & Thurs: 11 am-7 pm Fri & Sat: 10 am-5 pmThe 67th Street Branch was one of the Carnegie branches built with funds donated to the City of New York by Andrew Carnegie. The branch was designed by Babb, Cook & Willard, one of three architectural firms selected to design the Carnegie branches. It was built, in agreement with the previous owner's wishes, to resemble the Yorkville Branch.In 2005 the 67th Street Branch reopened after a renovation, its first since the 1950s, that refurbished the library's architecture and modernized its access and services. The original ...

96th Street Branch-New York Public Library

Mon - Thurs: 10 am-7 pm Fri & Sat: 10 am-5 pmBridging the neighborhoods of Yorkville and East Harlem, the 96th Street Branch has been a vital center of information, learning, and recreation to a diverse community since it opened in September 1905. One of the 65 libraries built with funds donated to New York City by Andrew Carnegie, the library was designed by the noted architectural firm of Babb, Cook and Willard. Both beautiful and functional, the interior is distinguished by tall arched windows, lofty ceilings, wide staircases, and dark oak bookshelves. A renovation in 1991 considerably expanded the space ...

Aguilar Branch-New York Public Library

Mon & Wed: 11 am-6 pm Tues & Thurs: 11 am-7 pm Fri & Sat: 10 am-5 pmOne of the oldest branch libraries in New York, the Aguilar Library was founded in 1886 and is named for Grace Aguilar, a Sephardic Jewish author. In 1905, when it became part of The New York Public Library, Aguilar was serving large Jewish and Italian immigrant populations. After World War II, an influx of Puerto Rican and other Spanish-speaking newcomers led to the creation of an extensive collection of materials in Spanish. Designed by architects Herts and Tallant, Aguilar was built with funds donated by ...

Allerton Branch New York Public Library

Mon, Tues & Thurs: 11 am-6 pm Wed: 11 am-7 pm Fri & Sat: 10 am-5 pmThe Allerton Branch of the New York Public Library, which opened in January 1960, was designed by the architectural firm of Hertz and Salerni in conjunction with the New York City Department of Public Works. Fully accessible to persons using wheelchairs, the two-floor brick limestone building houses a medium-sized library of 10,000 square feet. The adult, reference and young adult areas are on the first floor while the children's collection and a separate story-hour room are on the second. There is a 74-seat auditorium in the ...

Andrew Heiskell Library Braille and Talking Book Library | New York Public Library

Mon, Wed, Fri & Sat: 10 am-5 pm Tues & Thurs: 12 pm-7 pmThe library has two public floors, with a children's room and a young adult section, large circulating collections of talking book and braille materials that mirror collections in traditional neighborhood public libraries, specialized audio playback equipment for listening to recorded books and magazines, and adaptive technology. Fiction and nonfiction selections range from classics to bestsellers in many subject areas. There is also a meeting room for concerts, lectures and other special events. Public programs are barrier-free and are open to the public, free of charge.

Arlington Branch-Brooklyn Public Library

Mon: 1-8 pm Tues, Wed & Fri: 10 am-6 pm Thurs: 1-6 pm Sat: 10 am-5 pm Sun: 10 am-5 pmThe Arlington library was originally known as the East Branch and officially opened on November 7, 1906.For more information on the branch, click here.

Battery Park City Library-New York Public Library

Mon & Wed: 10 am-6 pm Tues & Thurs: 12-8 pm Fri & Sat: 10 am-5 pmNew York Public Library's first green LEED certified branch in Manhattan opened on March 18, 2010 on the bottom two floors of a residential high-rise. Designed by the architecture firm 1100 Architects, the branch includes 24,000 items, 36 public access computers and separate reading areas for children, young adults and adults. There is a multipurpose programming room on the second floor and two self-checkout machines. For more information on the branch, click here.