About the Library

Visitors FAQ

Bank Street Library participates in the Metropolitan New York Library Council, which includes many academic and public libraries in New York City. The Library is open to Bank Street:

  • Staff
  • Faculty
  • Students
  • Alumni
  • School for Children or Family Center parents
  • School for Children or Family Center caregivers
  • New York City Board of Education teachers with a valid BOE identification card

Before visiting the Library, check the Library’s Google Calendar or call 212-875-4456.

  • New York Metropolitan Area Visitors

    Before your visit, ask for a Metro Referral Card from your college or local public library or consider becoming a Library Associate Member.

  • Visitors from Outside the New York Metropolitan Area

    Students from colleges outside the New York metropolitan area are admitted upon presentation of a valid form of school identification. Other visitors should call 212-875-4456 for an appointment. Everyone must show identification upon entry to the building.

  • Library Associate Membership

    If you would like to use the Library on a more extended basis, consider buying a Library Associate’s Card or ask about group membership for nonprofits. A Library Associates card costs $75.00 for four months and includes borrowing privileges but is ineligible for free interlibrary loan. Library Associates should notify the Library of any accompanying guests.

  • Group Membership for Nonprofits & Corporations

    Please contact Kristin Freda at kfreda@bankstreet.edu or call 212-875-4558 for any questions regarding membership.