Monthly Archives: May 2015


One year ago today, NYPL closed the Rose Reading Room after a part of the ceiling fell to the ground.  Since the last update in October, library officials have provided no word for when the reading room will re-open. And more than two years ago NYPL emptied its stacks of 3 million books without any public notice. These actions lead us to wonder: Is a library with most of its books off site and with nowhere to read them a library at all?