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Due to severe weather, all NYPL locations will close at 5 pm on January 26 and will be closed on January 27. After-school programming is canceled on both days.

Outreach Services and Adult Programming


The New York Public Library, through its Outreach Services and Adult Programming, is committed to meeting the needs of the underserved, as well as assisting people with special needs in NYPL communities. Our goals are to develop and implement relevant library services for the following populations: homebound populations, people in jails and prisons, formerly incarcerated individuals, older adults, persons with disabilities, veterans, and persons without homes.  We are committed to delivering library services and programs where people live, especially if they have difficulty getting to our branches. Because the Library has the unique privilege of serving everyone in our communities, we strive to train and assist staff in NYPL locations in best meeting the needs of our diverse public.    

Immigrant Services

The Library helps non-English speaking and other immigrants understand and interact with the culture, government, and educational system of the United States.Read More ›

Correctional Services

NYPL's Correctional Services offers reliable, sustainable, and quality library services to justice-involved people and their families in and around New York.Read More ›

Services for Adults and Young Adults

The New York Public Library provides information and assistance to those seeking to obtain government ID, filing income taxes, and enrolling in a health insurance plan through the Health Insurance Marketplace. Read More ›

Services for 50+ Adults

As the average age increases with the aging of the Baby Boom generation—generally accepted as those born from 1946 to 1964—the Library has added programs targeting those 50 years of age and older. Read More ›

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