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Aguilar Library

174 East 110th Street (between Lexington & Third Aves.)
New York, NY 10029-3212
(212) 534-2930

Fully accessible to wheelchairs

Library Manager: Christina Park

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CLOSED
Temporary Branch Closing: Aguilar Library will close on November 3 and reopen by the summer of 2015 to facilitate branch improvements. During this time, items requested for pickup at Aguilar Library will be delivered to the nearby 125th Street branch, located at 224 East 125th Street.

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One of the oldest branch libraries in New York, the Aguilar Library was founded in 1886 and is named for Grace Aguilar, a Sephardic Jewish author.

In 1905, when it became part of The New York Public Library, Aguilar was serving large Jewish and Italian immigrant populations. After World War II, an influx of Puerto Rican and other Spanish-speaking newcomers led to the creation of an extensive collection of materials in Spanish. Designed by architects Herts and Tallant, Aguilar was built with funds donated by Andrew Carnegie. The interior of the building features a graceful hanging gallery with a cast-iron railing and a pressed-glass floor. Aguilar was renovated in 1996 as part of the Library's Adopt-A-Branch program and is fully accessible to persons using wheelchairs. The branch has a Center for Reading and Writing for adults, which operates 6 days/week.

Upcoming Events

Thursday, October 23, 2014
4 p.m. Teen Tech
Saturday, October 25, 2014
11 a.m. Special Crocheting Program
Monday, October 27, 2014
3 p.m. MS Access 2010
4 p.m. Spooky Tales to Tingle Your Spine
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
4 p.m. Teen Tech
More upcoming events