455 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10016
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Open today
10 AM–6 PM
Regular Hours
Day Hours
Monday 8 AM–9 PM
Tuesday 8 AM–9 PM
Wednesday 8 AM–9 PM
Thursday 8 AM–9 PM
Friday 8 AM–8 PM
Saturday 10 AM–6 PM
Sunday 10 AM–6 PM

This location will offer at-home COVID-19 tests for the general public on select days. Learn more.


The Library is delighted to welcome you to the all-new Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library (SNFL), following a full-scale renovation that transformed NYPL’s largest circulating branch into the library that New Yorkers need and deserve.

Visitors are now welcome to explore and use nearly all of the building’s services and resources, including unlimited browsing, seating, computer access, the free publicly accessible rooftop terrace, and more. In-person programs and classes will begin to return this summer and expand over the coming months. To use research materials and services at the Thomas Yoseloff Business Center, an appointment is necessary.

Find out more about SNFL’s full-scale renovation.

Discover all the Library has to offer! Visit your local branch for books, Wi-Fi, computers, classes, stimulating and entertaining programs, and much more for all ages. 

Did you know? The Library no longer charges late fines! Find out more and plan your visit. 

Masks are encouraged at all NYPL locations. Learn more and find updates.

Inside SNFL's Renovation

Interior of SNFL lobby

Located at the site of the former Mid-Manhattan Library, the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library (SNFL) is now a completely transformed, state-of-the-art library following a full-scale renovation, designed by architects Mecanoo and Beyer Blinder Belle, with generous support from the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) and the City.  Learn more, explore photos and videos, and meet the design team!

New! Print Direct from Your Personal Device

Red background featuring a white icon of a printer.

Using our simple web portal, you can now select documents to print at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library (SNFL) directly from your personal device! The fee is $0.20 per page (black and white). Only paper provided by the Library can be used. Documents sent for printing will remain available for up to two hours after they have been sent. 

Get started! Access our web portal or email us at nypl-snfl-bw@printspots.com

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About the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library (SNFL)

SNFL lobby featuring a long red carpet

Photo by John Bartelstone

The New York Public Library’s largest circulating branch—the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library (SNFL)—is currently open for nearly full service following a full-scale renovation. Located at the site of the former Mid-Manhattan Library, the new, state-of-the-art library, designed by architect Francine Houben, of Mecanoo, with Beyer Blinder Belle, features services for all ages, thanks to a generous gift from the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) and support by the City. The building has been designed and constructed to meet LEED standards, and is in the process of obtaining certification.

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