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Outreach Services and Adult Programming


The New York Public Library offers a range of services, as well as programs that include free classes, workshops, events, and activities. We strive to make sure that our services and programs are available to everyone, including people who are homebound through age or disability, veterans, immigrants (particularly those whose first language is not English), people in jail or prison, people with a disability, and people who are without a home. If you are interested in learning a new skill, meeting people in your community, or finding new ways to experience the rich cultural diversity that New York City has to offer, visit or contact any of our locations to find out more. Or, you can start by browsing the links below.

Immigrant Services

The Library helps non-English speaking and other immigrants understand and interact with the culture, government, and educational system of the United States.Read More ›

Correctional Services

NYPL's Correctional Services offers reliable, sustainable, and quality library services to justice-involved people and their families in and around New York.Read More ›

Services for Veterans

The Library supports veterans, military service members, and their families with free programs, classes, and resources. Read More ›

Services for Adults and Young Adults

The New York Public Library provides information and assistance to those seeking to obtain government ID, filing income taxes, and enrolling in a health insurance plan through the Health Insurance Marketplace. Read More ›

Services for 50+ Adults

As the average age increases with the aging of the Baby Boom generation—generally accepted as those born from 1946 to 1964—the Library has added programs targeting those 50 years of age and older. Read More ›

Community Oral History Project

NYPL's Community Oral History Project celebrates New York City's unique neighborhoods and diverse people. It preserves and documents history by collecting the stories of those who have experienced it.Read More ›