The New York Public Library is taking steps to destroy what makes its central library (the Stephen A. Schwarzman research library) unique -- it is a non-circulating research library open to the public, with same day access. Also, by destroying the libraries stacks, the NYPL will be ruining a functional element of its architecture -- and its soul.
Please read Scott Sherman's article in The Nation : http://www.thenation.com/article/164881/upheaval-new-york-public-library?page=full
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