The New York Public Library comprises both scholarly research collections and a network of community libraries. While attuned to New York City, its intellectual and cultural range is both global and local, lending to the Library an extraordinary richness. It is special also in being a privately managed, nonprofit corporation with a public mission, operating with both private and public financing in a century-old, still evolving partnership.
The community libraries (located in neighborhoods throughout the Bronx, Manhattan, and Staten Island) resemble classic American municipal libraries.
Below are guides to the Library's locations, collections, and services.
Public Space, Above and Below (Audio)
Carol St. Pierre (Audio)
Wole Soyinka (Video)
Harold Bloom (Video)
A.B. Yehoshua (Video)
Mark Salzman (Video)
Backstage with COLM TOIBIN (Video)
Backstage with Karen Armstrong (Video)
Derek Walcott (Video)
Zadie Smith (Video)
Siddhartha Mukherjee (Video)
Backstage with Edwidge Danticat (Video)
Backstage with SLAVOJ ZIZEK (Video)
Jay-Z: Decoded (Video)
KEITH RICHARDS: Life (Video)
JOHN WATERS: Role Models (Video)
A Tribute to GEORGE CARLIN (Video)
FERRAN ADRIA: A Day at el Bulli (Video)