Free Social Work Assistance at the Library!

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The New York Public Library partners with accredited social work colleges across the city to connect you with students who can help you access vital social services, including housing, short-term shelter, food security, healthcare, and more. 

Interpretation and assistance in languages other than English is also available upon request. 

Visit or call one of the following NYPL locations to learn more.


Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library (SNFL)
Monday and Wednesday | 5:45 - 8:30 PM
Tuesday and Thursday | 6:30 - 8:30 PM
Friday | 5:45–7:30 PM 
Saturday | 10:30 AM– 3:30 PM

Harlem Library
Monday and Wednesday | 10 AM–6 PM
Friday | 9 AM–5 PM

Mulberry Street Library
Tuesday and Friday | 10 AM–5 PM

New Amsterdam Library
Monday | 10 AM–2 PM
Wednesday | 10 AM–1:30 PM

Tompkins Square Library
By Appointment Only



Bronx Library Center
Monday, Tuesday, and Friday | 11 AM–5 PM

Parkchester Library
Monday and Tuesday | 4–8 PM
Wednesday | 1–8 PM


Staten Island

Stapleton Library
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday | 5–7 PM
Saturday | 10 AM–5 PM


Thank you to the students and staff from the following colleges that have made this program possible: Rutgers University, Adelphi University, NYU Silver School of Social Work, Hunter College, and LIU Brooklyn.

NYPL is not a social work agency and cannot provide or coordinate services between agencies nor provide legal assistance or legal advice. 

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