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Visit the Library Exhibition

Mapping New York's Shoreline, 1609–2009
On view September 25, 2009 through June 26, 2010
D. Samuel and Jeane H. Gottesman Exhibition Hall (First Floor)
The New York Public Library
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street
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Hours and General Information
The exhibition is open Monday, Thursday–Saturday, 10 a.m.–6 p.m.; Tuesday–Wednesday, 10 a.m.–7:30 p.m.; Sunday (through May 23), 1–5 p.m. Closed federal holidays and Sunday, December 6; Sunday, April 4; Saturday–Monday, May 29–31.

Docent Tours
Free public tours of the exhibition are conducted Monday through Saturday at 12:30 and 2:30 p.m.; and Sunday (through May 23) at 3:30 p.m. All group tours, including school groups, must be scheduled well in advance. Unauthorized tours are not permitted. To schedule a tour, call 212.930.0650. Group tour fees are $7 per person ($5 for seniors); there is no charge for full-time students.

The Library Shop
The Library Shop offers a selection of merchandise (mug, notecards, magnet puzzle) featuring images from the exhibition, as well as selected titles from the Suggested Reading list. Open Monday, Thursday–Saturday, 10 a.m.–6 p.m.; Tuesday–Wednesday, 10 a.m.–7 p.m.; Sunday (through May 23), 1–5 p.m., the Shop accepts mail, phone, and Internet orders. For more information, call 212.930.0641 or visit Library Friends receive a 10 percent discount in the Shop and online.

Order Custom Prints
Images of many of the maps featured in this exhibition are available for purchase as decorative prints framed or unframed or as TIFF files for editorial or commercial use. To order images, or for further information, visit You may also visit the Library’s online Digital Gallery ( to view, and possibly purchase, more than 700,000 images from the Library’s collections.

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