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In This Library

  • Young Adult Fiction
  • Young Adult Non-Fiction
  • Young Adult World Languages Collection
  • Young Adult Media
  • Fiction
  • Non-Fiction
  • Test Books
  • Children's Books
  • Children’s Media
  • Children's Spanish Collection
  • Children's Chinese Collection
  • Reference Collection
  • Periodicals
  • Media Collection
  • Special Collection
  • Large Print Collection
  • Spanish Language Collection
  • Chinese Language Collection
  • Russian Language Collection
  • Hebrew Language Collection
  • Yiddish Language Collection
  • Children's Spanish Collection
  • Test Books
  • Children's Chinese Collection
  • Children's Spanish Collection
  • Children's Chinese Collection
  • Test Books

First Floor

  • Young Adult Collection, Video media, New Books

    Circulation Desk, Reserves, New Books, Young Adult Collection (Fiction, Non-fiction, Graphic Novels, Manga, Exam Prep Books), DVDs. Eight full-use PCs and one Catalog PC. Copy machine is near public bathroom.

    • Young Adult Fiction
    • Young Adult Non-Fiction
    • Media Collection
    • Computer Services: Computers for Public Use, Wireless Internet Access , Electrical outlets available
    • Circulation: Self-service reserves pick up, Checkout and return of all types of library materials
    • Children: Self-service reserves pick up, Lost and found, Checkout and return of all types of library materials, Photocopier (black/white, self-service)
    • School Age (5-12 years): Self-service reserves pick up, Checkout and return of all types of library materials, Photocopier (black/white, self-service)
    • Lost and found
    • Photocopier (black/white, self-service)
    • Book drop box (24-hour)
    • Pay Phone
    • Lost and found
    • Book drop box (24-hour)
    • Public Restroom

Lower Level

  • Center for Reading and Writing

    The New York Public Library’s Center for Reading and Writing (CRW) provides basic literacy instruction for adults 16 years of age and older. Instruction is provided in ten week cycles, four times per year. Small groups consist of 4 to 6 students which meet twice per week with a trained tutor. Computer-assisted instruction is an important part of the program and is open to registered students by appointment during center hours.

    Open Hours: 

    Tuesday, 1:00 - 6:00 pm

    Thursday, 1:00 - 6:00 pm

    Friday, 1:00 - 5:00 pm

    CRW Phone: (212) 529-2909

  • Community Room

    Open to the public for programming only, Community Room for programs, Center for Reading and Writing offices

Second Floor

  • Children's Room
    • Children's Books
    • Children’s Media
    • Children's Spanish Collection
    • Children's Chinese Collection
    • Children's Spanish Collection
    • Children's Chinese Collection
    • Children's Spanish Collection
    • Children's Chinese Collection
    • Computer Services: Computers for Public Use, Wireless Internet Access
    • Children's Only Public Restroom

Third Floor

  • Adult Collection, Reference, Periodicals Adult Collection (Fiction, Non-fiction, Classics, Mystery, Romance, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Urban), Reference, Books on CD, Large Print, Foreign language books, Audio CDs, Newspapers and magazines. One catalog PC. 8 Internet PCs: 4 for adult patrons; 4 for young adult patrons after 2 p.m. Copy machine is under the wall clock.
    • Fiction
    • Non-Fiction
    • Test Books
    • Reference Collection
    • Periodicals
    • Media Collection
    • Spanish Language Collection
    • Chinese Language Collection
    • Russian Language Collection
    • Hebrew Language Collection
    • Yiddish Language Collection
    • Large Print Collection
    • Test Books
    • Test Books
    • Computer Services: Computers for Public Use, Wireless Internet Access , Laptops for Public Use
    • Photocopier (black/white, self-service)
    • Photocopier (black/white, self-service)
    • Photocopier (black/white, self-service)
  • Lower East Side Heritage Collection

    A collection of Lower East Side related books and materials.

    • Reference Collection
    • Special Collection

Also available in this library

  • Computer Services: Computers for Public Use, Laptop Docking, Wireless Internet Access , Wheelchair Accessible Computers, Electrical outlets available , Laptops for Public Use
  • Printing and Copy Services: Printing (from PC) , Photocopiers (color, self-service), Wheelchair accessible photocopiers
  • Circulation: Self-service reserves pick up, Checkout and return of all types of library materials
  • Children: Self-service reserves pick up, Checkout and return of all types of library materials
  • School Age (5-12 years): Self-service reserves pick up, Checkout and return of all types of library materials
  • Book drop box (24-hour)
  • Book drop box (24-hour)
  • Public Restroom
  • Children's Only Public Restroom