The Neighborhood Preservation Center’s non-circulating resource library is open to the public by appointment. Fees apply for photocopies and printing.

The library contains books, videos, reports, and reference works in the subject areas of Adaptive Reuse, Community Planning, Environment, General Architectural History, Historic Preservation, New York City History, New York City Maps and Guides, and Zoning.   The collection also includes over 800 New York City Landmarks Designation Reports.