Disability Pride Month 2022: Explore NYPL's Treasures with Accessible Tours & Hours

By NYPL Staff
June 29, 2022
The Polonsky Exhibition in a large room with columns, and display cases featuring framed art work, books, and documents.

The New York Public Library is celebrating Disability Pride Month throughout July to honor the diversity and uniqueness of each person in the disability community. Discover a wide array of accessible resources, including book recommendations available as Talking Books and in braille, plus, join us for free events for all ages that serve community members with disabilities—this month and all year long!

Visitors can explore highlights from our world-renowned research collections with accessible tours of the Polonsky Exhibition of The New York Public Library's Treasures, available July 6, 13, 20, and 27 between 10 AM and 12 Noon—no reservation required. Plus, check out our audio guide with verbal descriptions, available anytime and anywhere with Bloomberg Connects, the free arts and culture app.

  • ASL ​interpreted ​tours, assistive listening devices​ | July 6 | 10:30 AM & 11:30 AM
  • Live verbal description and touch tours | July 13 | 10:30 AM & 11:30 AM
  • Sensory-friendly visiting hours for adults | July 20 | 10 AM–12 Noon
  • Sensory-friendly visiting hours for kids and families | July 27 | 10 AM–12 Noon

If you would like to reserve a spot at your preferred time or request accommodation, please email visitorexperience@nypl.org.