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Mailing Address:
The New York Public Library
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building
Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street
New York, NY 10018

Frequently Used Phone Numbers

General Information (Switchboard) 917-ASK-NYPL (917-275-6975)
Exhibitions & Events 917-ASK-NYPL (917-275-6975)
Ask NYPL - Librarians Online 917-ASK-NYPL or Email Us
Photographic Services & Permissions 212-930-0091
Document & Research Services 212-592-7201
Press Inquiries 212-592-7700
Friends of the Library 212-930-0653
LIVE from the NYPL 212-930-0855
Special Events and Space Rentals 212-930-0730
Tour Information 212-930-0501
Volunteers Office 212-930-0502
Gift Shops / Library Shops  
Library Shop - 42nd Street & 5th Avenue 212-930-0641
Schomburg Shop - 135th Street & Malcolm X Blvd  212-491-2206
Security (24-Hour Emergency Phone) 212-930-0512

Questions about:

  • overdue material, fines, problems with the ILS (Integrated Library System), catalog: Ask NYPL 917-275-6975
  • online databases: 212-930-0777
  • school outreach, K-12 and college programs, and teacher professional development: 917-275-6975 (917-ASK-NYPL)
  • library events for children, summer reading for children, On Lion for Kids, 100 Picture Books: Ask NYPL
  • films, lectures, author readings, book discussions, poetry workshops, concerts, exhibits, and other events for adults: 917-ASK-NYPL (917-275-6975)
  • computer classes: contact your local library or one of the following technology training centers:
    • 58th Street Library: 212-759-7358
    • Morningside Heights Library: 212-666-5331
    • Richmondtown Library: 718-668-0413
    • St. George Library Center: 718-442-8560
    • Bronx Library Center: 718-579-4244
    • Mid-Manhattan Library: 212-576-0088
  • literacy services and ESOL classes: 917-ASK-NYPL or
  • services to pre-release and ex-inmates: 917-ASK-NYPL
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building 917-ASK-NYPL
Director, Library Services 212-930-0829
Contact Information for Stephen A. Schwarzman Building Collections  
Library for the Performing Arts 212-870-1630
Jacqueline Z. Davis, Barbara G. and Lawrence A. Fleischman Executive Director 212-870-1605
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture 917-ASK-NYPL
Contact Information for Schomburg Collections  
Science, Industry and Business Library 917-ASK-NYPL
Kristin McDonough, Robert and Joyce Menschel Director  212-592-7080
Contact Information for the Science, Industry and Business Library Collections  

Communications and Marketing

Communications 212-592-7700
Ken Weine, Vice President of Communications and Marketing  
Public Relations & Marketing  
Angela Montefinise, Director of Public Relations & Marketing 212-592-7506
Publications & Graphics  
Elizabeth Hays, Associate Director of Publications & Graphics  212-592-7720

Library Sites and Services

Library Sites & Services Administration  
Christopher Platt, Vice President for Library Services 917-229-9503

Library Administration

President's Office 212-930-0736
Anthony W. Marx, President 212-930-0736
Executive Assistant 212-930-0698
Mary Lee Kennedy, Chief Library Officer 212-930-0735
Office of the Andrew W. Mellon Director  
Kristin McDonough, Acting Andrew W. Mellon Director of the Research Libraries 212-930-0674
Legal Counsel’s Office 212-930-0552
Michele Coleman Mayes, Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary 212-642-0115
Jacqueline F. Bausch, Vice President, Deputy General Counsel and Assistant Secretary 212-930-0684
Bill Marden, Director of Data Privacy and Compliance 212-930-0651
Collections Strategy  
LIVE from the NYPL 212-930-0855
Paul Holdengräber, Director 212-930-0718

External Affairs

External Affairs Administration 212-930-0739
Government & Community Affairs  
George Mihaltses, Esq., Vice President for Government and Community Affairs 212-930-0051
Development & Fundraising 212-930-0739
Jadrien Steele, Senior Director of Development 212-930-0852
John M. Bacon, Director of Planned Giving 212-930-0568
Jessica Cassidy, Director, Membership and Online Giving 212-930-0968
Robert Kenselaar, Assistant Director, Campaign Projects 212-930-0628
Kathleen D. Riegelhaupt, Director, Foundation and Government Grants 212-930-0738
Yvonne Hoeft, Director, Foundation and Government Grants 212-930-0858
Vanessa Novak, Senior Director, Special Events and Corporate Partnerships 212-930-0765
Friends Office 212-930-0653
Events and Space Rental 212-930-0730
Retail Marketing  
Helene Silver, Director Retail Initiatives 212-930-0591

Central Services

Central Services Administration  
Iris Weinshall, Chief Operating Officer, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer  
Todd Corbin, Interim Chief Investment  
Marjoel Montalbo, Director of Budget and Planning 212-592-7026
Jankie Beharry, Controller 212-592-7423
Accounts Payable  
Jan Ng, Manager of Disbursements 212-592-7410
Yana Sinyanskaya, Director Strategic Procurement and Risk Management  
Todd Corbin, Chief Investment Officer 212-592-7405
Capital Planning & Construction 212-930-0614
Risa Honig, Vice President of Capital Planning & Construction


Facilities Operations & Security 212-930-0512
Gennaro Oliva, Director of Facilities Operations 212-930-0523
Technical Services 917-229-9504
Melissa DeWild, Director of BookOps  
Human Resources 212-592-7282
Louise Shea, Vice President of Human Resources 212-592-7282
Terrance Neal, Director of Labor Relations 212-592-7282
Jennifer Levesque, Director of Benefits 212-592-7282
Strategic Planning  

Daphna Blatt, Director of Strategic Research and Analytics

Information Technology  
Garfield Swaby, Senior Director of IT 212-621-0263


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