Free Social Work Assistance at the Library!

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The New York Public Library partners with accredited social work colleges across the city to connect you with students who can help you access vital social services, including housing, short-term shelter, food security, healthcare, and more. 

Interpretation and assistance in languages other than English is also available upon request. 

Visit or call one of the following NYPL locations to learn more.


Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library (SNFL)
Monday–Thursday | 5:30–8:30 PM
Friday | 5:30–7:30 PM 
Saturday | 10 AM–4 PM

Harlem Library
Monday, Wednesday and Friday | 10 AM–5 PM

Mulberry Street Library
Wednesday and Friday | 10 AM–5 PM

New Amsterdam Library
Monday and Wednesday | 10 AM–2 PM

Kips Bay Library  
Monday   | 10 AM-2 PM
Tuesday and Thursday | 10 AM-4 PM 
Wednesday and Friday | 12 PM–4 PM

Harry Belafonte 115th Street Library 
Monday - Thursday  | 5 PM–7 PM
Saturday | 10 AM–5 PM 

Hamilton Grange Library 
Saturdays | 11 AM–5 PM

Yorkville Library 
Monday  | 10 AM–4 PM
Wednesday | 11 AM–2 PM 



Bronx Library Center
Monday, Tuesday, and Friday | 11 AM–5 PM

Parkchester Library
Monday and Tuesday | 4–8 PM
Wednesday | 1–8 PM

Woodstock Library 
Monday, Tuesday, and Friday | 4:15 PM –  6 PM
Wednesday | 4:45 PM - 6 PM

Staten Island

Stapleton Library
Monday–Thursday | 5–7 PM
Saturday | 10 AM–5 PM


Thank you to the students and staff from the following colleges that have made this program possible: Rutgers University, Adelphi University, NYU Silver School of Social Work, Hunter College, Widener University, LIU Brooklyn, and Warren Wilson College.

NYPL is not a social work agency and cannot provide or coordinate services between agencies nor provide legal assistance or legal advice. 

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