New York Public Library
Mid-Manhattan Library

Address:455 5th Ave. 40 St New York NY 10016
Telephone(s):(212) 340-0863
World Wide Web: http://www.nypl.org/locations/mid-manhattan-library


The materials are geared to meet the needs of adult users and students and include books, DVDs, CDs, popular magazines and newspapers, and a broad selection of online databases.

There is an extensive selection of popular reading, new books, movies, music and a large collection of older and classic fiction.

The nonfiction collections, shelved in open stacks, cover a full range of subjects including applied art and art history, consumer health, cookbooks, education, history, language, literature, philosophy, political science, psychology, religion, sociology, travel and more. Also included is a large selection of books and DVDs in world languages. The Picture Collection offers circulating and reference images on paper and online.

The Mid-Manhattan Library serves as a bridge between The New York Public Library’s neighborhood libraries and its in-depth, non-circulating research collections.

Computers and Classes
Mid-Manhattan Library’s fourth floor provides a large number of public access computers and laptops available for free. Use is limited to one session per day with sign-up available in person or online. Computer training and classes about library resources are offered in our training room with sign-up available online.

Public Programs
Mid-Manhattan Library offers a full schedule of free evening and weekend public programs on a wide variety of topics.


Mon.-Thurs. 8:00 a.m.-11:00 p.m.; Fri. 8:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m ; Sat.-Sun. 10:00 am-6:00 pm

Fees/Methods of Payment:Free.

Services Offered:Computer ClassesLibraries