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Contact the Andrew Heiskell Library

By Mail

Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book Library
40 West 20th Street
New York, NY 10011-4211

If you plan to visit, the library is located between Fifth and Sixth Avenues, on the south side of West 20th Street.
Map & Directions

Onsite Hours

  • Monday: 10 – 5
  • Tuesday: 12 –7
  • Wednesday: 10-5
  • Thursday: 12 – 7
  • Friday: 10 – 5
  • Saturday: 10 – 5

By Phone

  • (212) 206-5400 – General information
  • (212) 206-5425 – 24-hour voicemail
  • (212) 206-5458 – TDD for persons with hearing and or speech impairments

Our General Information phone line is answered directly during the following hours:

  • Monday: 10 – 5
  • Tuesday: 10 –7
  • Wednesday: 10 – 5
  • Thursday: 10 – 7
  • Friday: 10 – 5
  • Saturday: 10 – 5

By Fax

(212) 206-5418

By E-Mail

talkingbooks@nypl.org

The Library Online

Travel Directions

Subway

F or V to 23rd Street; walk south on Avenue of the Americas three blocks; walk east on 20th Street.
R to 23rd Street/Broadway; walk south on Fifth Avenue and west on 20th Street (Broadway and Fifth Avenue intersect at 23rd Street).
1 to 23rd Street; walk south on Seventh Avenue and east on 20th Street.
1 to 18th Street; walk north on Seventh Avenue and east on 20th Street.
6 to East 23rd Street; walk south on Park Avenue South to 20th Street (Broadway and Fifth Avenue intersect at 23rd Street).
C or E to West 23rd Street; walk south on Eighth Avenue to 20th Street; walk east on 20th Street or change to M23 bus crosstown to Avenue of the Americas and walk south to West 20th Street.

PATH Train

to West 23rd Street; walk south on Avenue of the Americas; walk east on 20th Street.

Bus

M5, M6, M7 northbound on Avenue of the Americas to West 20th Street; walk east on 20th Street.
M2, M3, M5 southbound on Fifth Avenue to West 20th Street; walk west on 20th Street.
M23 east to Avenue of the Americas or west to Fifth Avenue; walk south to West 20th Street.

To Donate

If you wish to donate to the Andrew Heiskell Library, please make your check out to The New York Public Library and mention Andrew Heiskell Library in the memo field. You may mail your gift to the Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book Library, 40 West 20th Street, New York, NY 10011.

For information about making bequests, you may call The New York Public Library's Planned Giving office at (212) 930-0613.

While the Library of Congress supplies this library with reading materials, and operating funds come from New York State and New York City, donations mean improvement and expansion of services. Contributions in any amount are welcome and are tax deductible.

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