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History of the 42nd Street Library: About

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This guide features materials documenting the history of the Stephen A Schwarzman Building (SASB), the landmarked library on 42nd and Fifth Avenue. In these pages, you will find materials for researching the Library’s collections, institutional past, architecture, and role in New York City since 1911 including: 

Note: This guide is limited to published works about the 42nd Street Library, one of the New York Public Library's research libraries which also include the Library for Performing Arts, and the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. It does not cover materials in the New York Public Library's institutional archives.

From the "New York City — New York Public Library" Folder in the Picture Collection

From the "New York City — New York Public Library" Folder in the Picture Collection

From the "New York City — New York Public Library" Folder in the Picture Collection

From the "New York City — New York Public Library" Folder in the Picture Collection

 

From the "New York City — New York Public Library" Folder in the Picture Collection

From the "New York City — New York Public Library" Folder in the Picture Collection

From the "New York City — New York Public Library" Folder in the Picture Collection

From the "New York City — New York Public Library" Folder in the Picture Collection

From the "New York City — New York Public Library" Folder in the Picture Collection

From the "New York City — New York Public Library" Folder in the Picture Collection

From the "New York City — New York Public Library" Folder in the Picture Collection

Young people reading books in library reading room

From the "New York City — New York Public Library" Folder in the Picture Collection

From the "New York City — New York Public Library" Folder in the Picture Collection

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General Humanities Reference Librarians
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476 Fifth Avenue (42nd St and Fifth Ave)
Third Floor, Room 315
New York, NY 10018
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