Fall 2021: What to know about using the Mina Rees Library.
Branch Libraries: Beginning July 6, all available New York Public Library branch locations will reopen with close to full service, including general library use and seating, unlimited browsing, computer access, and more. See NYPL's reopening page for the latest information.
Research Libraries: Beginning July 6, while appointments will still be required for most research collections use, service will be expanded at select locations to permit walk-in visitors who want to sit in public reading rooms, including the Rose Main Reading Room at the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, for quiet study, thought, and computer use. Sign up for Research at NYPL email updates to receive announcements regarding NYPL's research services.
Researchers may schedule an appointment to visit any of the New York Public Library’s four Research Libraries – the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Performing Arts, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, or the Business Center at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library (formerly the Science and Business Library, or SIBL). Before doing so, you’ll need to meet virtually with an NYPL librarian, so be sure to plan ahead, and schedule enough time in advance for your research needs.
Additional Services include: