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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. 

Please note: Due to new Library policy, e-bikes, e-scooters, and electronic transportation devices are not permitted inside any NYPL location. This does not apply to mobility aids.

Just Dropped! Special-Edition Hip-Hop Library Card

Hip-hop library card on a yellow background. The front of the card shows grafitti art reading "Wild Style," and the back side shows a teal cassette tape.

Unlock the power of the Library with a new, special-edition library card commemorating 50 years of hip-hop! The card features imagery from the soundtrack cassette of the iconic 1983 film Wild Style, directed by Charlie Ahearn, widely considered to be the first film dedicated to hip-hop. The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture's Moving Image and Recorded Sound Division holds the original cassette in its collections alongside key archives related to the birth and legacy of hip-hop. The cassette book, which was produced by Kaz Kuzui, includes photos of soundtrack producer Fab 5 Freddy and the “Wild Style” art that was created by artists Zephyr, Revolt, and Sharp.

Apply online or at a branch, and pick up your hip-hop library card from an NYPL location near you!

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

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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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