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Terence Cardinal Cooke-Cathedral Library

We serve the many people who work and live in our neighborhood providing books, audiobooks, CDs, and DVDs. We are located below street level at the corner of 50th St. and Lexington Avenue, right off the 6 train 51st Station.

We now offer E-Book Downloading One-on-One Instruction Sessions so that patrons can download e-books or audiobooks to their Apple portable device, Kindle Fire, or Nook. Please call or visit the branch to schedule a one-on-one session with one of our library services professionals.



The Terence Cardinal Cooke-Cathedral Branch has had a long and colorful history since its origin as part of the New York Archdiocese's Cathedral Library Association in 1887. At its current address, below street level at 560 Lexington Avenue, it remains one of the more compact branches of The New York Public Library. Located halfway down the entrance of the number 6 subway at 50th Street, it serves many who work in the neighborhood as well as those who live there.

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