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Building a New Donnell Library Center

The New York Public Library is undergoing an extensive transformation that will expand and reshape its services as it moves forward in an era of changing use and information needs. Among the many improvements are a number of new state-of-the-art facilities. The transformation began at the Donnell Library Center, which closed on August 30, 2008, to begin construction of a new library as part of an ongoing development project.

New Locations of Donnell Collections and Services

Children's Collections, including Winnie the Pooh and Friends:

Stephen A. Schwarzman Building
42nd Street and Fifth Avenue

Historic and reference children's materials are available in the Rose Main Reading Room. Circulating children's materials are now available in the Children's Center at 42nd Street, Room 84.

Reserve film and video collection, circulating audio collection, Study Center for on-site viewing:

The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts
40 Lincoln Center Plaza

Documentary and World Cinema video collections, World Languages Collection:

The Mid-Manhattan Library
455 Fifth Avenue at 40th Street

Adult Materials and Teen Central:

Grand Central Library
135 East 46th Street

Teen Advisory Group meetings and programs for teens, including author talks, gaming, web 2.0 programs, and summer reading related activities, will be continued here. Teen Central staff are available to work with young adult library users.

Auditorium Concerts and Film Programs:

Programming will be expanded at the Library for the Performing Arts and other Manhattan branches.

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