The General Society Library recently celebrated its 204th Anniversary. This historic institution marked over two centuries of providing vital access to educational resources, special collections, historic archives and recreational reading for the people of the City of New York.

Please click here to read about the Library’s history.

The Library of the General Society of Mechanics and Tradesmen will be closed during the daytime for the restoration of our historic Library Skylight. While Library operations will be suspended, the space will remain open for Public Lecture Programs which take place in the evening. 

Please consider supporting us as a “Friend of The General Society Library” as we undertake this important restoration.