Financial Assistance & Resources
As the ongoing COVID-19 response impacts our local and global economies, the Library is here to help workers and small businesses navigate the rapidly changing financial and employment landscapes. Find resources for information on unemployment and job seeker sources, small business support, your money, and more.
Many of the organizations we list are NYC Agencies. Please visit Updates on NYC Agency Suspensions and Reductions or call the listed providers/resources to confirm hours of operation. For assistance in navigating these pages, please visit Ask NYPL.
Looking to help? Check Help Now NYC for ways you can (safely) volunteer to help fellow New Yorkers. If your business can help the city or state with manufacturing or donating medical supplies or personal protective equipment, click here to learn more.
Click on the following links for the latest information on:
- The Thomas Yoseloff Business Center at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library (SNFL) - array of free resources for those interested in personal finance and investing, small business, and financial research.
Pasculano Learning Center - Free English-language and literacy learning, technology classes through our TechConnect program, and career services.
Social Work Student Interns - There are social work student interns at select library locations to help you find help with housing, food assistance, healthcare, short-term shelter, and more.
Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP)
Child Care Benefit
Excluded Workers Fund (EWF)
Fair Fares NYC
Lifeline Telephone Service
Reduced Fare Metrocard
Social Security Administration (SSA) Benefits