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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. Ask NYPL 

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 literacy services and ESOL classes 917-ASK-NYPL or

Questions about services to pre-release and ex-inmates 917-ASK-NYPL

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
Christopher Platt, Acting Vice President for Public Service 917-229-9503
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
Collections Strategy
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, 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  
Iris Weinshall, Chief Operating Officer, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer  
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
Charlene Rue, Acting 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