The New York Public Library stands by the right to read freely. In response to recent efforts to ban certain books in some communities across the United States, the Library is making a selection of commonly banned books available to everyone—for free.
Join us for The New York Public Library's first-ever permanent exhibition highlighting our world-renowned research collections.
The New York Public Library is proud to announce a major policy shift: on October 5, 2021, all late fines were eliminated going forward—and all existing fines and fees in patron accounts have been cleared. Learn more about this policy change and how everyone is getting a clean slate this fall.
Join the Library in celebrating Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month throughout May. Discover our new book lists for adults, kids, and teens, as well as free online events and resources.
The New York Public Library welcomes people from all backgrounds and celebrates the rich multicultural diversity that defines New York City. The Library is committed to helping recent immigrants and bilingual and multilingual communities navigate our array of free services and resources for all ages.
The New York Public Library is here to support kids of all ages, educators, and parents and caregivers with an array of programs and resources, both in person and online. Discover what we’re doing for kids and teens as New Yorkers return to school—plus books, free homework help, learning tools, and fun, engaging activities to help you develop all your skills.
Find out which books were checked out most since The New York Public Library opened its doors over 125 years ago.
Discover The New York Public Library’s new personalized book selection service! While browsing is limited, we offer a friendly, adventurous alternative. Tell us your reading interests and we’ll pick five books for you!
Get the power of The New York Public Library, anytime, anywhere. With the NYPL app, you can access everything the Library has to offer from home or while you’re on the go.