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About the 58th Street Library


The 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 library has been open at its present site since 1969. This is a full-service adult branch with a small children's collection.

The first floor is wheelchair accessible. A multi-use auditorium on the second floor, seating 65, is available for community group meetings and library programs, and a TechConnect Lab for computer classes is located on the second floor. Additional collections and services available at the 58th Street Library include:

  • Book collections for adults available for borrowing and use in the library
  • Small collection of materials for teenagers and children
  • Free Internet and wifi access
  • World languages collection
  • Large print collection
  • DVD collection
  • Recorded books collection
  • Adult programs, lectures, and workshops
  • Feature film, television, and documentary series
  • Book discussion group
  • Exam proctor services by appointment

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