NEW! Self-Guided Audio Tour
Explore the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building and Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library (SNFL), NYPL‘s largest circulating library, with the audio tour, hosted by journalist and writer Alison Stewart. Hear from key members of the Library community about the essential services the Library offers New Yorkers, the history and architecture of these iconic buildings, and the work that happens here.
What Else Is New
- The Fate of Frankenstein: Listen to author Neil Gaiman talking with experts about some of the Library’s remarkable holdings relating to Mary Shelley and her gothic masterpiece in the audio guide for the new display in the Polonsky Exhibition.
- Made at NYPL: Discover how writers, scholars, and artists have created new work in a variety of genres using NYPL collections.
- The Milstein Research Stacks: Take a look inside the two-level, state-of-the-art preservation environment below Bryant Park where millions of items are stored.
- Explore the Library's Treasures with Our Experts: Learn about some of the extraordinary items in the Polonsky Exhibition and the collections that house them from Library staff in this new video series.
The Library’s Treasures
Explore the 250+ objects on display in the Polonsky Exhibition of The New York Public Library’s Treasures, listen to the audio guide (available with verbal descriptions), hosted by actress, playwright, and Library Lion Anna Deavere Smith, and learn how the exhibition came to life.
Dive into the inner workings of the Library with our video series. Get a closer look at exhibition items with curators and librarians, hear from writers who have conducted research at NYPL, see where the collections are stored, and more.
Collection & Exhibition Highlights
Experience the Polonsky Exhibition in new ways with items connected by a common thread, plus take a look at more fascinating objects from the collections.
Library History, Legacy & Resources
Learn more about the Library, how to start your own research journey using our collections, and ways to stay connected with the Library.