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Immigrant Services


The New York Public Library helps non-English speaking and other immigrants understand and interact with the culture, government, and educational system of the United States.

Free English Classes

ESOL (English Speakers of Other Languages) classes are for people who want to learn and improve their English. The classes focus on speaking and listening skills. Classes are available in the Bronx, Manhattan, and Staten Island.Read More ›

Money Matters

The New York Public Library offers its Money Matters program in Spanish and Chinese. Money Matters is a free, basic financial information program available at select NYPL locations. Read More ›

Citizenship Resources

Prepare for citizenship with library materials, online quizzes, and more.Read More ›

Diversity Visa

The Diversity Immigrant Visa Program is an annual lottery for people from countries with historically low rates of immigration to the United States. Read More ›

Immigrant Heritage Week

Immigrant Heritage Week is a city-wide celebration that honors the experiences and contributions of immigrants in New York City.Read More ›

About Immigrant Services

Learn more about how The New York Public Library serves the immigrant community.Read More ›

Immigrant Heritage Month

We are happy to support the second-annual Immigrant Heritage Month, an initiative to partner community organizations, elected officials, corporations, artists, and leaders to gather and share inspirational stories of American immigrants. Read More ›

New Americans Corners

New Americans Corners (NAC), a new program with a mission to service immigrants, seeks to create a dedicated space to provide circulating materials and informational resources on citizenship and other immigration-related topics.Read More ›

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