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Washington Heights Branch The New York Public Library

Washington Heights / Inwood

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The Washington Heights Branch of The New York Public Library, a four-story brick structure was designed by Carrere and Hastings. The first Washington Heights Library opened in 1868. The library moved twice before a generous gift from J. Hood Wright, a New York philanthropist, made its collection available free of charge to all residents of Washington Heights. In 1914, the library moved to its present quarters at 1000 St. Nicholas Avenue. The facility houses an adult, young adult, children's, and reference collection. A multi-use auditorium is available for community group meetings as well as library programs.

Collections & Services

  • Book collections in English and Spanish for all ages available for borrowing and use in the library
  • Audiocassettes for all ages
  • Growing collection of materials in Spanish
  • Community Information collection
  • Personal computers and software for free public use by appointment
  • Internet access for free public use by appointment

Programs
  • Picture Book Hour, Story Hour, and other programs for children
  • English Classes for Speakers of Other Languages held during fall, winter, and spring
  • Library chess program
  • Class visits by appointment

Community Free Lectures & Literature Washington Heights / Inwood


Hours

Monday - Thursday 10am - 7pm
Friday and Saturday 10am - 5pm
Sunday Closed

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