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Immigrant Services

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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 for 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.

English Resources 

Find online activities to learn and practice English.

Citizenship Resources 

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

Diversity Visa (Green Card Lottery) 

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

Immigrant Heritage Week 

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

About Immigrant Services

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