New York Public Library - Kips Bay Library

446 Third Avenue (at E. 31st St.)
New York, NY 10016

(212) 683-2520


The Kips Bay Branch of The New York Public Library opened in 1972, replacing two former libraries: St. Gabriel's and Nathan Straus. Designed by the award-winning architect, Giorgio Cavaglieri, it was one of the first branches to be built fully accessible to people who use wheelchairs.

Place Information

  • Place Category


  • Place Cost Free
  • Place Hours
    Sunday closed
    Monday 11:00am - 6:00pm
    Tuesday 12:00pm - 7:00pm
    Wednesday 11:00am - 6:00pm
    Thursday 12:00pm - 7:00pm
    Friday 10:00am - 5:00pm
    Saturday 10:00am - 5:00pm

New York Public Library - Kips Bay Library: From the Parents


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