New York State Library Book Drops

The New York State Library has two book drops. One is located in the 1st floor lobby of the Cultural Education Center (CEC) and the second is located in the concourse level of the Legislative Office Building (LOB). Customers can use either book drop to return NYSL materials, including TBBL audio and Braille books, anytime during the hours that the Cultural Education Center or the Legislative Office Building (LOB) is open to the public. 

Library staff will empty the book drops once a day. If you have any questions, please contact the NYSL Circulation Desk at 518-473-7895 or circ@mail.nysed.gov.

Directions to the Library book drop in the CEC

The Library Book Drop isin the lobby of the Cultural Education Center (CEC) is located against one of thewalls, on the same side as the entrance to the Museum Gift Shop.

  • Madison Avenue entrance to CEC: If you enter the 1st floor lobby of the CEC from Madison Avenue, walk to the left of the Museum Information Desk. The Library Book Drop is located against the wall, beyond the entrance to the Museum Gift Shop.
  • Empire State Plaza Concourse: If you enter the CEC through the Empire State Plaza Concourse, take the escalator or the public elevator to the first floor of the CEC. Turn to the right when you step off the escalator or elevator and look for the book drop against the wall, to the right of the entrance to the Museum Gift Shop. 

Directions to the Library book drop in the LOB

Empire State Plaza Concourse

If you enter the Legislative Office Building (LOB) through the Empire State Plaza Concourse, go through the LOB security checkpoint and bear left. Follow the hallway to the glass doors. (You will pass the Assembly Human Resources office on the right.) Go through the glass doors and follow the hallway to your left. You will pass restrooms and an Exit on your right. The Library’s LOB Service Point will be on your right. Walk past the LOB Service Point window and turn right.  The Library book drop (or book return) is in front of you.

The Capitol

NYS Library book drop in the lobby of the Legislative Office Building, near the Library Service Point.

If you enter the Capitol through the Washington Avenue entrance, go through the Capital security checkpoint. Follow the hallway to the escalator or stairs. Take the escalator or stairs down to the Concourse level. Go straight through the tunnel and bear right. Follow the hallway to the glass doors. (You will pass the Assembly Human Resources office on your right.) Go through the glass doors and follow the hallway to the left. You will pass restrooms and an Exit on your right. The Library’s LOB Service Point will be on your right. Walk past the LOB Services Point window and turn right. The Library book drop (or book return) is in front of you.

Legislative office building (LOB), first floor

If you enter the Legislative Office Building from the first floor entrance, take the staff elevators to the Concourse level.  The Library book drop is immediately around the corner on the left from the staff elevators.

Last Updated: October 21, 2013