List of New York Public Library branches

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The New York Public Library system includes libraries in Manhattan, the Bronx, and Staten Island. This page is organized by borough, and alphabetically. The boroughs of Brooklyn and Queens are supported by their own separate library systems.[1]

Research libraries[edit]

Library Image Address Historical Note
1 New York Public Library Main Branch Stephen A. Schwarzman Building [1] New York Public Library-27527.jpg Fifth Avenue at 42nd Street, New York, NY 10018-2788 See: New York Public Library Main Branch and Main Branch section
2 New York Public Library for the Performing Arts Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center at the Lincoln Center LPA at night.jpg 40 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY 10023-7498
3 Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture Schomburg-center.jpg 515 Malcolm X Boulevard, New York, NY 10037-1801 Designed by McKim, Mead & White and opened in 1905.
4 Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL) B. Altman Building Madison Avenue street facade 188 Madison Avenue @ 34th Street, New York, NY 10016-4314

Libraries in Manhattan[edit]

Library Image Address Historical Note
5 115th Street Library NYPL 115th Street Branch, Manhattan.jpg 203 West 115th Street, New York, NY 10026-2403
6 125th Street Library NYPL 125th Street Branch, Manhattan.jpg 224 East 125th Street (near Third Ave.), New York, NY 10035-1786 Designed by McKim, Mead & White and opened in 1904.
7 58th Street Library 127 East 58th Street (between Park & Lexington Aves.), New York, NY 10022-1211 Designed by Carrère & Hastings and opened May 10, 1907. It was demolished and replaced by a new branch in two floors of an office tower at 127 East 58th Street, which opened in 1969.
8 67th Street Library NYPL 67th Street Branch, Manhattan.jpg 328 East 67th Street (near First Ave.), New York, NY 10065-6204 The 67th Street Branch of the New York Library was designed by the firm Babb, Cook, & Willard, and was constructed with funds provided by Andrew Carnegie. It was built to resembe the Yorkville Branch of the library. The library was renovated in the 1950s, and then again in 2005.
9 96th Street Library NYPL 96th Street Branch, Manhattan.jpg 112 East 96th Street (near Lexington Ave.), New York, NY 10128-2597 The 96th Street Branch of the New York Library opened its doors in 1905. The building was designed by the firm Babb, Cook, & Willard, and was constructed with funds provided by Andrew Carnegie.[2]
10 Aguilar Library NYPL Aguilar Branch, Manhattan.jpg 174 East 110th Street (between Lexington & Third Aves.), New York, NY 10029-3212 The Aguilar Library was originally named the Aguilar Free Library Society in 1896, for Grace Aguilar, a Sephardic Jewish author. In 1905, the Library merged with New York Public Library, and moved into a new location that was built using Carnegie funds. The Library is known for its large collection of Spanish titles.[3]
11 Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book Library Andrew Heiskell NYPL 40 W20 jeh.jpg 40 West 20th Street (between 5th and 6th Aves.), New York, NY 10011-4211
12 Battery Park City Library NYPL Murray St BPC evacuation drill jeh 175 North End Avenue (at Murray Street), New York, NY 10282 The New York Public Library, Battery Park City Branch was designed by 1100 Architect in 2010.[2]
13 Bloomingdale Library NYFCL Bloomingdale Branch 150 West 100th Street (between Amsterdam & Columbus Aves.), New York, NY 10025-5196 In 1898, the Bloomingdale Branch of the New York Free Circulating Library, the first library in the Bloomingdale area of the Upper West Side, was opened. That library merged with the The York Public Library in 1901. In 1961, a new Bloomingdale library was built one block East.
14 Chatham Square Library NYPL Chatham Square Branch, Manhattan.jpg 33 East Broadway (near Catherine St.), New York, NY 10002-6804 The first library in Chatham Square, a branch of the New York Free Circulating Library, was built in 1903. In 1911, the Chatham Library became the second branch after the Yorkville branch to be constructed with funds from the Carnegie 1901 gift to the city. The Chatham Square Library is one of the busiest branches of NYPL.
15 Columbus Library NYPL Columbus Branch, Manhattan.jpg 742 10th Avenue (between 50th & 51st Sts.), New York, NY 10019-7019 The Columbus Branch of the New York Public Library was first opened in 1909 and was built using funds contributed by Andrew Carnegie. Columbus Library received major collections from the reading room of the Columbus Catholic club. From the 1970s until 2004, the Library operated on one floor, until more rooms were incorporated after a 2005 remodel.
16 Countee Cullen Library 104 West 136th Street (near Lenox Ave.), New York, NY 10030-2695 The Countee Cullen Branch opening on January 14, 1905, was originally named The 135th Branch. It was built using funds contributed to the city by Andrew Carnegie. The original building is now part of the The New York Public Library's Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. In 1951, the library was renamed for the poet and teacher Countee Cullen, who plays a role in the Harlem Renaissance.
17 Donnell Library Center NYPL-Donnell 20 West 53rd Street, New York, NY 10019-6185 The Donnell Library Center opened in 1955, and closed in 2008. The Library has a large reference and circulating collection. [4]
18 Epiphany Library NYPL Epiphany Branch, Manhattan.jpg 228 East 23rd Street (near Second Ave.), New York, NY 10010-4672
19 Fort Washington Library NYPL Fort Washington Branch, Manhattan.jpg 535 West 179th Street (between St. Nicholas & Audubon Aves.), New York, NY 10033-5799
20 George Bruce Library NYFCL George Bruce Branch 518 West 125th Street (at Amsterdam Ave.), New York, NY 10027-3407
21 Grand Central Library Grand Central NYPL 135 E46 jeh.jpg 135 East 46th Street (between Lexington & Third Aves.), New York, NY 10017
22 Hamilton Fish Park Library 415 East Houston Street (near Avenue D), New York, NY 10002-1197
23 New York Public Library, Hamilton Grange Branch NYPL Hamilton Grange Branch, Manhattan.jpg 503 West 145th Street, New York, NY 10031-5101
24 Harlem Library NYPL Harlem Branch, Manhattan.jpg 9 West 124th Street, New York, NY 10027-5699
25 Hudson Park Library NYPL Hudson Park Branch, Manhattan.jpg 66 Leroy Street (off Seventh Ave. South), New York, NY 10014-3929
26 Inwood Library NYPL Inwood Branch.jpg 4790 Broadway (near Dyckman St.), New York, NY 10034-4916
27 Jefferson Market Library Jefferson Market Library 425 Avenue of the Americas (at 10th St.), New York, NY 10011-8454
28 Kips Bay Library Kips Bay NYPL jeh 446 Third Avenue (at E. 31st St.), New York, NY 10016-6025
29 Macomb's Bridge Library 2650 Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. Blvd. (between W. 152nd & 153rd Sts.), New York, NY 10039-2004
30 Mid-Manhattan Library Mid-Manhattan Library 455 Fifth Avenue (at 40th Street), New York, NY 10016-0122
31 Morningside Heights Library Morningside NYPL Bwy 113 jeh 2900 Broadway (at W. 113th St.), New York, NY 10025-7822
32 Muhlenberg Library NYPL Muhlenberg Branch, Manhattan.jpg 209 West 23rd Street (near Seventh Ave.), New York, NY 10011-2379
33 Mulberry Street Library 10 Jersey Street (Between Lafayette & Mulberry Streets), New York, NY 10012-3332
34 New Amsterdam Library 9 Murray Street (between Broadway & Church St.), New York, NY 10007-2223
36 Ottendorfer Public Library Freie Bibliothek and Deutsches Dispensary 135 Second Avenue (near E. 8th St. - St. Marks Place), New York, NY 10003-8304
37 Riverside Library 127 Amsterdam Avenue (at W. 65th St.), New York, NY 10023-6447
38 Roosevelt Island Library 524 Main Street, New York, NY 10044-0001 In 1979, the Roosevelt Island Library opened after three years in the Herman and Dorothy Reade apartment, then a community room.[3]
39 Seward Park Library NYPL Seward Park Branch, Manhattan.jpg 192 East Broadway (at Jefferson St.), New York, NY 10002-5597 Seward Park Library was originally a Brance of the Aguilar Free Library Society, and was initially built in 1886. The Seward Park Branch that stands today was built in Carnegie funds and opened in 1909.[5]
40 St. Agnes Library NYPL Saint Agnes Branch, Manhattan.jpg 444 Amsterdam Avenue (near @. 81st St.), New York, NY 10024-5506
41 Stephen A. Schwarzman Building View of N.Y. Public Library - Wallace Periodical Room.jpg Fifth Avenue at 42nd Street, New York, NY 10018-2788
42 Terence Cardinal Cooke-Cathedral Library 560 Lexington Avenue (at E. 50th St., lower level), New York, NY 10022-6828 40°45′24″N 73°58′21″W / 40.75667°N 73.97250°W / 40.75667; -73.97250
43 Tompkins Square Library NYPL Tompkins Square Branch, Manhattan.jpg 331 East 10th Street (near Avenue B), New York, NY 10009-5099
44 Washington Heights Library NYPL Washington Heights Branch, Manhattan.jpg 1000 St. Nicholas Avenue (at W. 160th St.), New York, NY 10032-5202
45 Webster Library NYPL Webster Branch, Manhattan.jpg 1465 York Avenue (near E. 78th St.), New York, NY 10021-8895 The Webster Branch was originally part of the Webster Free Library, founded by the East Side House settlement in 1894. In 1904, the Library was absorbed by the New York Public Library, and it was set for a new library to be built with funds from Andrew Carnegie's gift to the city. [6]
46 New York Public Library, Yorkville Branch NYPL Yorkville Branch, Manhattan.jpg 222 East 79th Street (between Second & Third Aves.), New York, NY 10021-1295 The NYPL Yorkville Branch first opened in 1902. It was the first Carenegie funded New York Public Library, and was designed by James Brown Lord.[7]

Libraries in the Bronx[edit]

Library Image Address Historical Note
47 Allerton Library 2740 Barnes Avenue (between Allerton & Arnow Aves.), Bronx, NY 10467 The Allerton Branch was opened in 1960. The building was designed by the Hertz and Salerni firm in conjunction with New York City Department of Public Works.[8]
48 Baychester Library 2049 Asch Loop North (north of Bartow Ave.), Bronx, NY 10475 The Baychester branch of the NYPL serves Co-op City. It was first opened in 1973, and remodeled in 2003.
49 Belmont Library and Enrico Fermi Cultural Center 610 E. 186th Street (at Hughes Ave.), Bronx, NY 10458
50 Bronx Library Center Bronx Library Center 310 East Kingsbridge Road (at Briggs Avenue), Bronx, NY 10458
51 Castle Hill Library 947 Castle Hill Avenue (at Bruckner Blvd.), Bronx, NY 10473
52 City Island Library 320 City Island Avenue (between Bay & Fordham Sts.), Bronx, NY 10464
53 Clason's Point Library 1215 Morrison Avenue (near Westchester Ave.), Bronx, NY 10472
54 Eastchester Library 1385 East Gun Hill Road (near Eastchester Rd.), Bronx, NY 10469
55 Edenwald Library 1255 East 233rd Street (at DeReimer Ave.), Bronx, NY 10466
56 Francis Martin Library 2150 University Avenue (at 181st St.), Bronx, NY 10453
57 Grand Concourse Library 155 East 173rd Street (east of Grand Concourse), Bronx, NY 10457
58 High Bridge Library 78 West 168th Street (at Woodycrest Ave.), Bronx, NY 10452
59 Hunt's Point Library Hunts Point NYPL Tiffany St sun jeh.jpg 877 Southern Boulevard (at Tiffany St.), Bronx, NY 10459
60 Jerome Park Library 118 Eames Place (near Kingsbridge Rd.), Bronx, NY 10468
61 Kingsbridge Library 291 West 231st Street, Bronx, NY 10463

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62 Melrose Library Melrose Bx NYPL 910 Morris Av jeh 910 Morris Avenue (at E. 162nd St.), Bronx, NY 10451 The Melrose Branch, opened in 1914, was the first free circulating collection of books in the South Bronx. The Melrose Branch was built using a portion of Andrew Carnegie's gift to the city. The building was designed by the firm Carrere and Hastings. [9]
63 Morris Park Library 985 Morris Park Avenue (between Radcliff and Colden Aves.), Bronx, NY 10462
64 Morrisania Library 610 East 169th Street (at Franklin Ave.), Bronx, NY 10456
65 Mosholu Library 285 East 205th Street (near Perry Ave.), Bronx, NY 10467 The Mosholu Branch was opened in 1954.[10]
66 Mott Haven Library 321 East 140th Street (at Alexander Ave.), Bronx, NY 10454
67 Parkchester Library 1985 Westchester Avenue (at Pugsley Ave.), Bronx, NY 10462
68 Pelham Bay Library 3060 Middletown Road (north of Crosby Ave.), Bronx, NY 10461
69 Riverdale Library 5540 Mosholu Avenue (at W. 256th St.), Bronx, NY 10471
70 Sedgwick Library 1701 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. (at W. 176th St.), Bronx, NY 10453
71 Soundview Library 660 Soundview Avenue (at Seward Ave.), Bronx, NY 10473
72 Spuyten Duyvil Library 650 W. 235th St. (at Independence Ave.), Bronx, NY 10463
73 Throg's Neck Library 3025 Cross Bronx Expressway Extension (at E. Tremont Ave.), Bronx, NY 10465
74 Tremont Library 1866 Washington Avenue (at E. 176th St.), Bronx, NY 10457
75 Van Cortlandt Library 3874 Sedgwick Avenue (south of Mosholu Parkway), Bronx, NY 10463
76 Van Nest Library 2147 Barnes Avenue (near Pelham Parkway South), Bronx, NY 10462
77 Wakefield Library 4100 Lowerre Place (at E. 229th St.), Bronx, NY 10466
78 West Farms Library 2085 Honeywell Avenue (between E. 179th & 180th Sts.), Bronx, NY 10460
79 Westchester Square Library 2521 Glebe Avenue, Bronx, NY 10461
80 Woodlawn Heights Library 4355 Katonah Avenue (at E. 239th St.), Bronx, NY 10470
81 Woodstock Library 761 East 160th Street (west of Prospect Ave.), Bronx, NY 10456

Libraries in Staten Island[edit]

Library Image Address Historical Note
82 Dongan Hills Library 1617 Richmond Road (between Seaview & Liberty Aves.), Staten Island, NY 10304
83 Great Kills Library Great Kills NYPL jeh 56 Giffords Lane (at Margaret St.), Staten Island, NY 10308
84 Huguenot Park Library 830 Huguenot Avenue (at Drumgoole Rd., East), Staten Island, NY 10312
85 New Dorp Library 309 New Dorp Lane, Staten Island, NY 10306 The New Dorp Community Library first opened in 1907. The library moved several times. In 1910, to a real estate office owned by a local resident, then, in 1920, the community provided and maintained the library building, then in 1926, the New Dorp Library became a sub-branch of NYPL, and was moved to a store building. The "James Watson Hughes Memorial Library" was opened in 1928. [11]
86 Port Richmond Library NYPL Port Richmond Branch, Staten Island.jpg 75 Bennett Street (at Heberton Ave.), Staten Island, NY 10302
87 Richmondtown Library Richmondtown NYPL jeh 200 Clarke Avenue (at Amber St.), Staten Island, NY 10306
88 South Beach Library South Beach NYPL jeh 21-25 Robin Road (at Ocean Ave. & Father Capodanno Blvd.), Staten Island, NY 10305
89 St. George Library Center NYPL Saint George Branch, Staten Island.jpg 5 Central Avenue (near Borough Hall), Staten Island, NY 10301 St. George Library opened in June, 1907. It was designed by Carrère and Hastings, who designed several other NYPL branches, and was built using Carnegie funds. [12]
90 Stapleton Library NYPL Stapleton Branch, Staten Island.jpg 132 Canal St. (at Wright St.), Staten Island, NY 10304
91 Todt Hill Westerleigh Library 2550 Victory Boulevard (past Willowbrook Rd.), SI, NY 10314 40°36′34.5″N 74°8′54″W / 40.609583°N 74.14833°W / 40.609583; -74.14833
92 Tottenville Library Tottenville NYPL jeh.JPG 7430 Amboy Road, SI, NY 10307
93 West New Brighton Library 976 Castleton Avenue (at N. Burgher Ave.), SI, NY 10310 40°38′4.5″N 74°6′53″W / 40.634583°N 74.11472°W / 40.634583; -74.11472

See also[edit]


Further reading[edit]

  • Dain, Phyllis. 2000. The New York Public Library: a universe of knowledge. New York: New York Public Library in association with Scala Publishers, London.
  • Dierickx, Mary B. (1996). The Architecture of Literacy: The Carnegie Libraries of New York City. New York: Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art and the New York City Dept. of General Services. ISBN 1-56256-717-9.

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