Tim Hetherington Photobook Library

Tim Hetherington Photobook Library

The Bronx Documentary Center’s Tim Hetherington Photobook Library is one of New York City’s only libraries dedicated to photography. 

Open Sundays 1-5PM and by appointment only outside those hours. Please email info@bronxdoc.org for scheduling. 
The entrance is located on 151st Street, just ring buzzer #2.

The library is stocked with the books of the late Tim Hetherington, an Oscar nominee and World Press Photo award winner, who helped plan the BDC before his tragic death in Libya in 2011. The library was constructed over the span of a year by the BDC’s cadre of volunteers.

Search the library's online catalogue.

We have grown our library thanks to the generosity of many artists and publishers, and always welcome new donations. If you would like to donate, please email jon@bronxdoc.org with the details of your publication, and we will follow up with more information. Thank you.

The BDC gratefully acknowledges the support of Tim’s parents, Judith and Alistair Hetherington, who generously donated his books to the BDC. We’d also like to thank Aperture Foundation, PDN, Radius Books, Mack, Eugene Richards, Kathy Ryan, Scott Thode, Peter van Agtmael, Jamie Wellford, Jim Estrin, Twin Palms, Paul Kessel, and the many others who have donated books. Construction of the BDC's Tim Hetherington Library was generously funded by a grant from Phillip and Edith Leonian Foundation.