The branch serves as a bridge between NYPL’s neighborhood libraries and its in-depth, non-circulating research collections in Manhattan.
Materials are geared toward students and adults, with a broad selection of popular books, older and classic fiction, DVDs, CDs, magazines and newspapers, and online databases. There is a large selection of books and DVDs in many languages, with smaller collections for children and teens.
The nonfiction collection, which is shelved in open stacks, covers a full range of subjects, including applied art and art history, consumer health, cookbooks, education, history, language, literature, philosophy, political science, psychology, religion, sociology, travel.
The Picture Collection, with more than 1 million images in print and online, is an unparalleled resource. Library cardholders may check out as many as 60 prints, photographs, postcards and illustrations at one time — and more than 44,000 images are available online.
Mid-Manhattan Library’s fourth floor provides a large number of public access computers and laptops available for free. Use is limited to one 30- or 45-minute session per day with sign-up available in person or online. Computer training and classes about library resources are offered in our training rooms for both Mac and PC users with sign-up available online.
Mid-Manhattan Library offers a full schedule of free evening and weekend public programs on a wide variety of topics. Search for events at this branch, or check out our flyers.
Mid-Manhattan Library offers free exam proctoring services. All students must complete a Library Proctoring Form if they wish to schedule service with us. You can either hand in the completed form at the library or email a copy to email@example.com. Due to the large number of requests, advance notice is required if you wish to schedule your test with us. Exams can be scheduled for between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Proctoring services guidelines for Mid-Manhattan Library and contact information can be found here.