The Library for the Performing Arts' Outdoor Reading Room

Photo of the Library for the Performing Arts Outdoor Reading Room area, featuring rolling racks of books and several desks with socially distant staff members while a patron browses nearby
Photo by Richard Termine


The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts' Outdoor Reading Room—part of Lincoln Center's Restart Stages—is now open for browsing our circulating collections.


  • The corner of Amsterdam Avenue and 65th Street
    • Enter via the stairs on Amsterdam Avenue, the Lincoln Center elevator on 65th Street, or through the northwest corner of Lincoln Center Plaza.


  • Monday–Friday: 10:30 AM–6 PM Saturdays: 10:30 AM–6 PM (seating only; browsing will not be available)

The Outdoor Reading Room will close in inclement weather. Holds will then be picked up at the Library for the Performing Arts' entrance at 111 Amsterdam Avenue.

Please Remember:

  • Masks or face coverings must be worn at all times.
  • Do not leave your belongings unattended.

Learn More About We Belong Here by Amanda Phingbodhipakkiya

We Belong Here by artist Amanda Phingbodhipakkiya is an installation throughout the Lincoln Center campus, including along the 65th Street wall by the staircase leading up to the Outdoor Reading Room. Learn more about the installation.