The mission of The New York Public Library is to inspire lifelong learning, advance knowledge, and strengthen our communities.
Contact us
By Telephone
Please call 212-930-0869 Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., EST.

By Email
Email any questions to  Please be sure to include your name, mailing address, telephone number, and order number.

By Fax: 212-930-0849
Location & hours
The New York Public Library
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building
Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street
New York, New York 10018

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday 10am - 6pm
We are open Sundays 1-5PM Labor day till Memorial day weekend.

Our offices are open and orders are processed Monday through Friday, 9:00am to 5:00pm, EST.  This affects delivery time for orders placed on Fridays, weekends and holidays, including those to be sent Next-Day Air and other expedited methods.
Our offices are closed on the following days:
January 1st, New Years Day
Martin Luther King Day
President's Day
Memorial Day
July 4th, Independence Day
Labor Day
Columbus Day
Veteran's Day
Thanksgiving Day
Christmas Day

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