Discover Your Inner Super Hero at the Library!
NYPL and Marvel are celebrating the power of reading with a limited-edition Spider-Man library card, featuring classic comic book images of Spider-Man in the 60th anniversary year of his first appearance in Amazing Fantasy #15. Swing by your friendly neighborhood library in the Bronx, Manhattan, and Staten Island to pick up your new card—while supplies last. Plus—did you know? There are no more late fines on borrowed materials!
New Book List: Reading Gives You Superpowers!
Discover the power of reading with our new book list of comics, graphic novels, and more for all ages! From picture books about bravery to fantastical fiction for adults, there's so much to discover at the Library. Grab your library card and cape and begin a new adventure today!
NYPL Recommends: Best New Comics for Adults
Our expert comics committee have read more than 350 titles to select their top 50 reads published in 2022. There's something for everyone here—whether you're a first-time comics reader or a die-hard fan!
Free Events and Programs
Join us at branches across the Bronx, Manhattan, and Staten Island for a wide array of free programs and events about comics, graphic novels, and more—for all ages! Plus, discover our full calendar of events.
Comics at NYPL
Explore recommendations, interviews, the best of the Schomburg Center's Black Comic Book Festival, and more in our blog channel dedicated to comics, graphic novels, and manga!
Spider-Man at NYPL
In The Amazing Spider-Man #900, Peter Parker discovers that the Library has eliminated late fines. Find out what happens when he visits NYPL to return a stack of overdue books. Plus, explore more Spidey sightings at the Library in previous comics!
NYPL at New York Comic Con
Find out what happened when NYPL went to New York Comic Con (October 6–9), the annual fan convention held at Javits Center in Manhattan.
Free Exhibition! Boundless: 10 Years of Seeding Black Comic Futures
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
Explore 10 years of the Schomburg Center’s Black Comic Book Festival at this free exhibition featuring memorabilia, photographs, creator highlights, comic book reading stations, and video from festival programs. Drawn from our archives, this exhibition illuminates the long history of Black comics and sequential art creators and their motivations to render humor, justice, irony, and futurism in Black aesthetic and liberatory practices from the Golden Age of comic books (1938–56) to the present.
Photo: William Farrington.
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Did You Know?
There are no more late fines at the Library—and all old fines have been removed—so you can borrow books and more from any branch with no worries!
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