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About the Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL)


The Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL) is a premier public business library with comprehensive print materials, e-resources, and services for start-ups and established businesses seeking expansion, and for job seekers from entry to executive levels. Library staff provide roving assistance and consultations, and advisory services are offered on-site by experienced business owners, career coaches, and a financial specialist. Contact us.


Free programs and exhibitions: download the current issue of NOW (PDF)

General Regulations

Please take a few moments to review these regulations so that your time at SIBL will be more productive:


Hours of Service

Customers should be prepared to leave the building by posted closing time. Photocopy machines, computer workstations, and restrooms shut down 10 minutes before closing. The last request for materials from the closed stacks must be made 45 minutes before closing.


General Regulations

Customers of SIBL must respect the rights of others. Talking is permitted in quiet, low tones  READ MORE ›


SIBL Mission Statement

The Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), one of the specialized centers of The New York Public Library, commits its exceptional resources and expertise to providing open access to information in support of education, research, and entrepreneurial activities. Taking a leadership role, SIBL:

  • delivers innovative information and education services that anticipate the needs of the center's constituents.
  • accelerates access to networked information in science and business and provides education to encourage the public's use of digital technologies.
  • builds on the breadth and depth of its global science and business collections within the context of the service program and new models of access.
  • assists the public and fellow staff with information that is responsive, timely, and accurate.
  • collaborates with external organizations and businesses to expand services which extend the Library's resources and enable SIBL to serve a larger audience.
  • sustains an environment for the staff that nurtures creative thinking and problem solving and encourages staff development.