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The New York Public Library
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building
Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street
New York, NY 10018


General Information (Switchboard) 917-ASK-NYPL (917-275-6975)
Exhibitions & Events 917-ASK-NYPL (917-275-6975)
Ask NYPL - Librarians Online 917-ASK-NYPL or Email Us
Photographic Services & Permissions 212-930-0091
Document & Research Services 212-592-7201
Press Inquiries 212-592-7700
Friends of the Library 212-930-0653
LIVE from the NYPL 212-930-0855
Special Events and Space Rentals 212-930-0730
Tour Information 212-930-0501
Volunteers Office 212-930-0502
Gift Shops / Library Shops
   Library Shop - 42nd Street & 5th Avenue 212-930-0641
   Schomburg Shop - 135th Street & Malcolm X Blvd 212-491-2206
Security (24-Hour Emergency Phone) 212-930-0512

Questions about overdue material, fines, problems with the ILS (Integrated Library System), catalog Ask NYPL 917-275-6975

Questions about online databases 212-930-0777

Questions about school outreach, K-12 and college programs, and teacher professional development 212-576-0037

Questions about library events for children, summer reading for children, On Lion for Kids, 100 Picture Books 212-340-0906

Questions about summer reading for teens, TeenLink 212-340-0906

Questions about books for children and teens (through 12th grade) 212-340-0904

Questions about films, lectures, author readings, book discussions, poetry workshops, concerts, exhibits, and other events for adults 917-ASK-NYPL (917-275-6975)

Questions about computer classes contact your local library or one of the following technology training centers:

   58th Street Library 212-759-7358
   Morningside Heights 212-666-5331
   Richmondtown 718-668-0413
   St. George 718-442-8560
   Bronx Library Center 718-579-4253
   Mid-Manhattan Library 212-576-0088

Questions about services for adults age 50+ 212-340-0951

Questions about literacy services, ESOL and citizenship classes, and library events in languages other than English 212-340-0918

Questions about services to pre-release and ex-inmates 212-340-0971

Stephen A. Schwarzman Building 917-ASK-NYPL
Theresa Myrhol, Director, Library Services 212-930-0716
Contact Information for Stephen A. Schwarzman Building Collections
Library for the Performing Arts 212-870-1630
Jacqueline Z. Davis, Barbara G. and Lawrence A. Fleischman Executive Director 212-870-1605
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture 212-491-2200
Khalil Gibran Muhammad, Director of The Schomburg Center 212-491-2263
Contact Information for Schomburg Collections
Science, Industry and Business Library 917-ASK-NYPL
Kristin McDonough, Robert and Joyce Menschel Director 212-592-7080
Contact Information for the Science, Industry and Business Library Collections


Communications   212-592-7700
Ken Weine, Vice President of Communications and Marketing    
Public Relations & Marketing  
Angela Montefinise, Director of Public Relations & Marketing 212-592-7506
Publications & Graphics  
Elizabeth Hays, Associate Director of Publications & Graphics 212-592-7720
Digital Media  
Richert Schnorr, Manager of Digital Media 212-592-7717


Library Sites & Services Administration
Anne Coriston, Vice President for Public Service 212-930-0953
Kevin Winkler, Director, Library Sites and Services 212-930-0720
Contact Information for Local Library Sites


President's Office 212-930-0736
Anthony W. Marx, President 212-930-0736
Executive Assistant 212-930-0698
Mary Lee Kennedy, Chief Library Officer 212-930-0735
Office of the Andrew W. Mellon Director
Ann Thornton, Andrew W. Mellon Director of The New York Public Libraries 212-930-0674
Legal Counsel’s Office 212-930-0552
Michele Coleman Mayes, Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary 212-642-0115
Jacqueline F. Bausch, Vice President, Deputy General Counsel and Assistant Secretary 212-930-0684
Reference & Research Services
Jennifer Engstrom, Director of Reference and Research Services 212-930-0585
Collections Strategy
Victoria Steele, Brooke Russell Astor Director of Collections Strategy 212-930-0536
Public Programs & Lifelong Learning
LIVE from the NYPL 212-930-0855
Paul Holdengräber, Director 212-930-0718


External Affairs Administration 212-930-0739
Government & Community Affairs
George Mihaltses, Esq., Vice President for Government and Community Affairs 212-930-0051
Development & Fundraising 212-930-0739
Ryan Cairns,  Acting Vice President for Development 212-930-0630
Jadrien Steele, Director, Individual Giving and Major Gifts 212-930-0852
John M. Bacon, Director of Planned Giving 212-930-0568
Jessica Cassidy, Director, Membership and Online Giving 212-930-0968
Robert Kenselaar, Assistant Director, Campaign Projects 212-930-0628
Kathleen D. Riegelhaupt, Director, Foundation and Government Grants 212-930-0738
Yvonne Hoeft, Director, Foundation and Government Grants 212-930-0858
Vanessa Novak, Senior Director, Special Events and Corporate Partnerships 212-930-0765
Denise Szabo, Director, Development Services 212-930-0742
Friends Office 212-930-0653
Events and Space Rental 212-930-0730
Retail Marketing  
Helene Silver, Director Retail Initiatives 212-930-0591


Central Services Administration  
Jeff Roth, Vice President for Finance and Strategy  
Marjoel Montalbo, Director of Budget and Planning 212-592-7026
Jankie Beharry, Controller 212-592-7423
Accounts Payable
Jan Ng, Manager of Disbursements 212-592-7410
Yana Sinyanskaya, Director Strategic Procurement and Risk Management  
Todd Corbin, Chief Investment Officer 212-592-7405
Capital Planning & Construction 212-930-0614
Joanna Pestka, Senior Vice President of Capital Planning & Construction 212-930-0614
Facilities Operations & Security 212-930-0512
Gennaro Oliva, Acting Director of Facilities Operations 212-930-0523
Edmund Leizens, Acting Director of Security 212-592-7702
Technical Services 917-229-9504
Christopher Platt, Director of BookOps  
Human Resources 212-592-7282
Louise Shea, Vice President of Human Resources 212-592-7322
Terrance Neal, Director of Labor Relations 212-592-7322
Jennifer Levesque, Director of Benefits 212-592-7322
Strategic Planning
Jeffrey Roth, Vice President for Finance and Strategy 212-621-0241
Micah May, Director of Strategy 212-621-0526
Information Technology  
Jane Aboyoun, Vice President & Chief Technology Officer 212-621-0661


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