The Bank Street Library serves the entire Bank Street community: graduate students, faculty, staff, children, parents, and alumni. It also serves others in the educational community because of its wide-ranging holdings in the field of early childhood education.
The Library's professional collection is interdisciplinary, and is primarily devoted to:
- Developmental psychology
- Early childhood education
- Social services to children
- Children's literature
- Special education
- Museum education
- Bilingual education.
Reference help is available:
- 9:00 am to 7:30 pm Monday through Thursday,
- 9:00 am to 5:00 pm on Friday
- 10:00 am to 5:00 pm on Saturday.
To ask a librarian a question after hours, send an email to: email@example.com. For information about special hours or closings, or to renew a book, call the circulation desk at 212-875-4455 or check the Library homepage.
Requests for Materials
The Library appreciates suggestions for new materials from patrons. If there are materials you believe the Library should own, contact Acquisitions Librarian Nora Gaines 212-875-4457.
If the Library does not own the book you are looking for, we can borrow it for you through interlibrary loan. This process can take up to two weeks, and the book is delivered here to our Library where you can pick it up. If you need a book faster, we can refer you to another library nearby that owns the book.
In addition, check whether The New York Public Library owns the book or journal you need; reference librarians will be happy to show you how to search NYPL's catalogs. Anyone who works or studies in New York City may obtain a NYPL card free of charge.
The Library subscribes to thousands of magazines, journals, and newspapers online. These resources can be accessed from the library, your office, or your home.
- To search for books from home visit the Library's catalog.
- To use the databases from home visit the Library's research databases page.
The reference librarians are happy to show you how to use these resources. Please stop by or call 212-875-4456.