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Picture Collection


The Picture Collection, formerly housed at Mid-Manhattan Library, has relocated to the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Room 100.

An unparalleled visual resource for creative people in any medium, the Picture Collection contains well over one million original prints, photographs, posters, postcards, and illustrations from books, magazines, and newspapers, classified into more than 12,000 subject headings. Users may borrow up to 60 pictures at a time on any subject with a library card. Color and black & white copiers are available as well.

The Picture Collection is also digital. Thousands of our images are available in The New York Public Library Digital Collections. Highlights include: