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

Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL)

The Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL) is a premier public business library with comprehensive print materials, e-resources, and services for start-ups and established businesses seeking expansion, and for job seekers from entry to executive levels. Library staff provide roving assistance and consultations, and advisory services are offered on-site by experienced business owners, career coaches, and a financial specialist. Contact us.

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Mission Statement

The Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), one of the specialized centers of The New York Public Library, commits its exceptional resources and expertise to providing open access to information in support of education, research and entrepreneurial activities. Taking a leadership role, SIBL:

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General Regulations

Please take a few moments to review these regulations so that your time at SIBL will be more productive and pleasant.

Hours of Service

Customers should be prepared to leave the building by posted closing time. Photocopy machines, computer workstations and restrooms shut down 10 minutes before closing. The last request for materials from the closed stacks must be made 45 minutes before closing.

General Regulations

Customers of SIBL must respect the rights of others.

Talking is permitted in quiet, low tones 

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