Tompkins Square Library

331 E 10th St, New York, New York 10009

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@Tompkins Square Library 2017-11-18

Happy birthday to our East Village queen, RuPaul. #rupaul #drag #eastvillage #pyramidclub…

@Tompkins Square Library 2017-11-16

Louise Brooks reading Theatre Magazine #louisebrooks #theatremagazine #magazines #libraries…

@Tompkins Square Library 2017-11-15

#Free #prenatal #yoga this Saturday 11/18 at 10:30am!

@Tompkins Square Library 2017-11-14

#Free #prenatal #yoga class at @TompkinsLib this Saturday 11/18 at 10:30am! #prenatalyoga

@Tompkins Square Library 2017-11-09

We’ll be closed tomorrow and Saturday for Veteran’s Day. We’ll be back in business Monday at…

@Tompkins Square Library 2017-11-09

good morning everyone! you are all invited to join us at 6pm tonight (thurs, 11/09/17) for a live performance of Belle and Sebastian’s seminal 1996 album “If You’re Feeling Sinister.” we will also be live streaming the program here on our fb page, if you can’t make it in person. these songs should fit perfectly in our library:) so come sing-along with this birth-of-the-twee-genre classic!

@Tompkins Square Library 2017-11-08

Tonight at 6pm: Grace Kelly and Alec Guinness in The Swan. (1956; 104 mins.) #gracekelly…

@Tompkins Square Library 2017-11-08

The Swan (1956; 104 mins.) Dir: Charles Vidor. A bittersweet tale of a princess who falls in love with her handsome tutor, only to be required to give him up in favor of an arranged marriage of state. Starring Grace Kelly, Alec Guinness.

@Tompkins Square Library 2017-11-06

Yo-Yo Mania has come to Tompkins Square! 😄#yoyo #libraries #childrensroom @ Tompkins Square Library

@Tompkins Square Library 2017-11-03

10th Street is the most glorious of streets. 🌸 #10thstreet #eastvillage #architecture #libraries…

@Tompkins Square Library 2017-11-02

“If I'm sincere today, what does it matter if I regret it tomorrow?” Tonight at 6pm, we’ll be…

@Tompkins Square Library 2017-11-01

This Saturday at 10:30am - Free #Prenatal #Yoga! Bring a mat and join us.

@Tompkins Square Library 2017-10-31

“Halloween charms? Joan Crawford doesn’t need them. She has plenty of her own.” Happy Halloween!…

@Tompkins Square Library 2017-10-30

We have two FREE Prenatal Yoga classes happening in November!

@Tompkins Square Library 2017-10-27

Our first prenatal yoga class is tomorrow (Sat) at 10:30am! It’s totally free, all you need is a…

@Tompkins Square Library 2017-10-26

Hello parents and caregivers - Unfortunately, today's 4pm Five Senses program is canceled due to staff illness. Thanks for your understanding!

@Tompkins Square Library 2017-10-25

At 6pm, we’ll be live-streaming “Fulton Fish Market” director Robert Keith Nicolay discuss his film, which explores the imminent demise of a great New York City landmark which was the Fulton Market.

@Tompkins Square Library 2017-10-24

Our rainy day vibes, provided, of course, by Elizabeth Taylor. 🌂 #elizabethtaylor #richardburton…

@Tompkins Square Library 2017-10-24

Creepy-Crawly Spiders and Play-Doh at our Back to School Open House yesterday. 🕷🕸#libraries…

@Tompkins Square Library 2017-10-21

If you're reading this from a location that is NOT Tompkins Square Park, then you may the ONLY…

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The Tompkins Square Branch of The New York Public Library has been serving residents of Manhattan's Lower East Side since 1904.


Historically, it dates back to 1887, when it opened as the Fifth Street Branch of the Aguilar Free Library. The branch relocated three times before moving to its present site facing Tompkins Square Park. Designed by the famous architects McKim, Mead and White and constructed with funds donated to the City by philanthropist Andrew Carnegie, the three-story branch has 16-foot ceilings and a spacious children's room on the second floor. Traditionally, Tompkins Square has served varied ethnic populations, including German, Italian, Jewish, Polish, and Ukrainian, and, since the 1960s, a thriving arts community (an art gallery in the basement features shows by local artists). A major renovation of the branch, as part of the Library's Adopt-A-Branch program, was completed in 1996.


The mission of The New York Public Library is to inspire lifelong learning, advance knowledge, and strengthen our communities.


Tompkins Square Library was founded in 1887


Lot Parking No
Street Parking Yes
Valet Parking No

Operating Hours

mon11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
tue11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
wed11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
thu11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
fri10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
sat10:00 AM - 5:00 PM


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College & University, College & University

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Martial Arts School, Sports & Fitness Instruction, Gym/Physical Fitness Center

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Performing Arts School, College & University, Music Lessons & Instruction School

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Nonprofit Organization, School

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