18 West 53rd Street
New York, NY 10019
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Monday 11 AM–6 PM
Tuesday 11 AM–6 PM
Wednesday 11 AM–6 PM
Thursday 11 AM–6 PM
Friday 11 AM–6 PM
Saturday 11 AM–6 PM
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Discover all the Library has to offer! Visit your local branch for books, Wi-Fi, computers, classes, stimulating and entertaining programs, and much more for all ages. 

Did you know? The Library no longer charges late fines! Find out more and plan your visit. 

Please note: Due to new Library policy, e-bikes, e-scooters, and electronic transportation devices are not permitted inside any NYPL location. This does not apply to mobility aids.

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    53rd Street Library

    Joseph Militello is a Brooklyn-born artist and early participant in the burgeoning East Village and Williamsburg art scenes of…

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About the Library

Interior view of 53rd Street Library

The 53rd Street branch of The New York Public Library is a bright, inviting oasis of books and learning in the center of Midtown Manhattan.

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