4. Books are sorted and processed in a warehouse in Queens

BookOps sorting facility for Brooklyn Public Library and NYPL
Photo by Sal Maggadino, Courtesy of Brooklyn Public Library

Brooklyn Public Library books are sorted and processed in a giant warehouse in Queens, along with books from New York Public Library. In fact, books from every borough except Queens pass through the massive sorting facility in Long Island City.

Known as BookOps, the 145,000 square foot facility features a 238-foot maze of conveyor belts on which books zip by. Daily, the state of the art faciilty sorts 27,000 and delivers them to 150 locations!