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New York Society Library

Founded in 1754 by the New York Society, a group of six civic-minded citizens, the library was once used by Herman Melville, George Washington and other literary and nonliterary greats. Today, members, for an annual subscription fee, have access to open stacks and the circulating library with over 300,000 volumes in its collection. The first-floor Reference Room is open to all for reading and reference.

Hours: M & F 9 am-5 pm, Tu-Th 9 am-8 pm, Sa & Su 11 am-5 pm

Admission: Free

Annual membership: $320 (household), $250 (single), $215 (teacher/college student)


53 E 79th St
New York, NY 10075
United States