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Reimagining the Library for the Future


  • "GREAT NEWS for all who treasure the vast collections"

  • MORE book storage at 42nd St announced

  • Newspapers Praise NYPL's Plans Image

    PRAISE for NYPL’S plans

  • Public forum on NYPL’s plans Image

    FORUM on NYPL’s plans

  • Improvements to NYPL’s Delivery Service Image

    IMPROVEMENTS to our delivery service!



NYPL is reimagining its libraries for the future... open, active, and democratic hubs where New Yorkers of all ages and all backgrounds can come together to find inspiration, create new ideas, and forge communities. We want to hear from you about what you want your library to look like. Read about our plan and join the discussion. Help build the Library for the Future that New Yorkers need and deserve. READ MORE >>

THE LATEST NEWS: On September 19, 2012, The New York Public Library’s Board of Trustees approved the development of 30,000 square feet of additional collections storage at its landmark 42nd Street building. Thanks to a generous gift of $8 million from Library Trustee Abby S. Milstein and her husband, Howard P. Milstein, NYPL can now move forward with a proposal to develop the lower level of the Bryant Park Stack Extension, two floors of storage space underneath Bryant Park that is connected to the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building. The facility was opened in 1991, but at the time, only one floor was outfitted to store valuable research material. The newly developed space can properly preserve approximately 1.5 million volumes. READ MORE >>


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