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Rose Main Reading Room and Bill Blass Public Catalog Room Update


JUNE 16, 2014 - The New York Public Library’s Rose Main Reading Room and Bill Blass Catalog Room will be closed for approximately six months to allow for an inspection of the rooms’ plaster ceilings. The inspection follows a piece of plaster falling from the Rose Main Reading Room ceiling in May during closed hours.

All library services provided in the Reading Room and Catalog Room will continue, and the library is opening up additional rooms to accommodate library users.  

Services previously available in the Reading Room and Catalog Room -- including material requests, inter-library loan, library card requests, laptop lending, and more -- will be available in the central corridor on the second floor of the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building.

Additional seats will be added throughout the building by opening new rooms and adding seats to existing public spaces.

Additional PCs and Wi-Fi will be installed in various rooms. To reserve a computer, please visit SouthCourt Classroom B.