New York Public Library

Registered Name
The New York Public Library Astor Lenox and Tilden Foundations
Tax ID


The mission of The New York Public Library is to inspire lifelong learning, advance knowledge, and strengthen our communities. The New York Public Library is a free provider of education and information for the people of New York and beyond, operating 90 libraries-including research and branch libraries-throughout the Bronx, Manhattan, and Staten Island. The Library system offers free materials, computer access, classes, exhibitions, programming and more to everyone from toddlers to scholars, and has seen record numbers of attendance and circulation in recent years, with more than 18 million visits in Fiscal Year 2012. The New York Public Library also serves millions more around the globe online through its website and its extensive social media presence.


Annual Budget
June 2019
3% Loss
Program Spending
Fundraising Spending
Management Spending


The Branch Libraries


The services of the 88 branch libraries extend far beyond the traditional lending role usually associated with neighborhood libraries, to provide vital outreach services and programs to schools, nursing homes, hospitals, shelters and prisons, and to the blind and physically handicapped, including book-by-mail deliveries to the homebound. For more information, see schedule o.

The Research Libraries


During fiscal 2017, the four research libraries - the stephen a. Schwarzman building; the science, industry and business library; the schomburg center for research in black culture; and the library for the performing arts, dorothy and lewis b. Cullman center - had 3.6 million on-site users. The research libraries sponsored 2,209 programs, attended by 101,554 patrons. Library staff responded to 517,000 reference inquiries. Of 46.43 million collection items, approximately 17.44 million are books and book-like materials, and the remainder consists of items such as audio recordings, films, maps, sheet music, prints, and clippings. For more information, see schedule o.


Anthony W. Marx Trustee, President and CEO
Tony Ageh Chief Digital Officer
Jacqueline F. Bausch VP, Dep Gen Counsel & Asst Sec
Todd M. Corbin Chief Investment Officer
Michael Dardia VP, Finance & Asst Treasurer
Risa Honig VP, Capital Planning & Constr
William Kelly Andrew W. Mellon Director
Mary Lee Kennedy Chief Library Officer
Michele Coleman Mayes VP, General Counsel and Sec
George Mihaltses VP, Gov't & Community Affrs
Christopher D. Platt Chief Branch Library Officer
Fay Rosenfeld VP, Public Programs
Louise Shea VP, Human Resources
Jadrien F. Steele VP, Development
Kenneth Weine VP, Communication & Mrkting
Iris Weinshall Coo, CFO and Treasurer
Carrie Welch Chief External Relations Offcr
Kwame Anthony Appiah Trustee
Peter Baldwin Trustee
John H. Banks III Trustee
Mahnaz Ispahani Bartos Trustee
Lisa J. Blau Trustee
Sila M. Calderon Trustee
Evan Robert Chesler Chairman & Trustee
Gordon J. Davis Trustee, Voting
Hrh Princess Firyal Trustee
Henry Louis Gates Jr. Trustee
William Gray Trustee
Louise L. Grunwald Trustee, Voting
Ethan Hawke Trustee
John B. Hess Trustee
Arthur W. Koenig Trustee
Beth Kojima Trustee
Jane Lauder Trustee
Robert Liberman Trustee
Scott D. Malkin Trustee
Carey Maloney Ex Officio Ttee, Rep of Spkr
Hon Victor Marrero Foundation Trustee
Catherine C. Marron Trustee
Harold W. Mcgraw III Trustee
Raymond J. Mcguire Trustee
Leigh M. Miller Ex Officio Ttee, Rep of Compt
Abby S. Milstein Vice Chairman & Trustee
Susan Morgenthau Trustee
Jessye Norman Trustee
Charles Phillips Trustee
Richard L. Plepler Trustee
Katharine J. Rayner Trustee
David Remnick Trustee
Elizabeth Rohatyn Fndn Trustee, End 10/16
Marshall Rose Fndn Ttee, Voting
Stephen A. Schwarzman Trustee
Dinakar Singh Trustee
Gayfryd Steinberg Trustee
George Stephanopoulos Trustee
James S. Tisch Trustee
The Mayor of the City of Ny Ex Officio Trustee
Luis A. Ubinas Trustee
Edgar Wachenheim III Fndn Ttee, Voting
Richard D. Cohen Trustee, Start 3/17
Hon Robert A. Katzmann Trustee, Start 11/16
Anthony A. Yoseloff Trustee, Start 11/16
Melissa Dewild Director of Bookops
Jennifer Friedman Director, Cptl/re Initiatives
Micah May Senior Director for Innov & Ptrs
Kristin Mcdonough Acting Director Andrew Mellon
Jean Strouse Director, Scholars/writers
Jane Aboyoun VP & Chief Technology Officer
Source: IRS 990