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The New York Public Library will be closed August 30th through September 1st in observance of Labor Day.

Moving Image and Recorded Sound Division

Third Floor (landmark building)

Phone: (212) 491-2270

Fully accessible to wheelchairs

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CLOSED 12:00 PM -
5:00 PM
12:00 PM -
6:00 PM
12:00 PM -
6:00 PM
12:00 AM -
5:00 PM
10:00 AM -
5:00 PM
By Appointment Only.
For group appointments, two weeks advanced notice is required.

To request an appointment or a group screening please contact us at 212-491-2270 or email

PLEASE NOTE: The Moving Image & Recorded Sound Division will be closed for the month of August 2014. Public service hours will resume on September 8, 2014.

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The Moving Image and Recorded Sound (MIRS) Division documents the experiences of peoples of African descent, as they have been captured via audiovisual technology.

Phone: (212) 491-2270 |