- New York Public Library. Donnell Library Center.
- Physical description
- 9 linear feet (18 boxes)
- Preferred Citation
Donnell Library Center Records, Manuscripts and Archives Division, The New York Public Library.
- New York Public Library Archives
- Access to materials
- Advance notice required. Request access to this collection.
The Donnell Library Center of The New York Public Library, located on West 53rd Street in Manhattan, opened in 1955. It was built with funds left to NYPL by Ezekiel J. Donnell, an Irish-born cotton merchant who died in 1896. The Donnell Library Center houses The New York Public Library branch system's largest circulating collection of materials in languages other than English, films and videotapes, and materials for children and teenagers. As a unit of the Central Libraries serving a sizable Midtown area, the Donnell Library Center also has a large general reference collection and a widely used circulating collection of fiction and non-fiction for adults. Donnell presents free cultural events and exhibits throughout the year. Reports, administrative files and publicity material documenting operations of the Donnell Library Center of The New York Public Library.
Source of acquisition
Transferred from Donnell Library Center.
Compiled by Jim Moske; machine readable finding aid created by Jim Moske.
Using the collection
LocationNew York Public Library Archives
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building
Fifth Avenue at 42nd Street, New York, NY 10018-2788
Brooke Russell Astor Reading Room, Third Floor, Room 328