It should not come as a surprise to anyone that New York has a bevy of wonderful libraries. Most great cities do. What separates NYC from the rest of the pack is not the quantity of locations under its domain (over 220 branches), but the range. It is the wealth of diverse and distinct destinations, both public and private, that separates this city from the rest of the pack.
Science, Industry and Business Library
This branch of the NYPL is dedicated primarily to business and finance education. It has a wealth (no pun intended) of resources in electronic, paper and personnel formats to provide education in every facet of business, finance, and economics. The dedicated staff and consultants on hand are adept at providing assistance for every conceivable aspect regarding money matters. From career coaching, financial planning to investment literacy, business strategies and solutions. Lectures, group meet ups, computers, conference rooms for meeting are all made available to the public. When it comes to business, the SIBL is an invaluable resource to leverage. Science, Industry and Business Library, 188 Madison Avenue, New York, NY, USA, +1 917 275 6975
Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Library
The Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Library is the premier location for anything you need to know about design. This library is a major resource of books, pictures, prints, serials and trade catalogues on art of design from the present day all the way back to the Renaissance. There is plenty of material on design theory, history, processes, use and patterns on display here. If you wish to visit the library you need to make an appointment in advance stating your affiliation, if you have one, and the purpose of your visit. Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum, 2 East 91st Street, New York, NY, USA +1 212 849 8400