Is the NYPL open for research?
As part of the Library’s phased reopening, our research centers are now open for onsite research services. Find out how to view our collections and which reading rooms are open for walk-in service.
How do I research at NYPL?
Plan Your Research Visit
- Apply for a library card. If you aren’t already a New York Public Library cardholder, apply online for a library card.
- Search the collections. Search for research items using the Classic Catalog.
- Consult with a curator or librarian.
- Request research library materials.
- Review regulations.
What is the famous New York library?
New York Public Library
1. New York Public Library. This iconic location, proudly guarded by regal-looking marble lions, is among the city’s most ornate public spaces.
Are NYC libraries open today?
All available libraries across the Bronx, Manhattan, and Staten Island are open. Please check our location finder for current hours and status before visiting.
How many books are in the NYPL?
55 million books
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Can I study in the New York Public Library?
Can you study at the NYPL? The NYPL is free to enter, and I used to study there occasionally when I was in grad school. The Rose Reading Room is a quiet, peaceful, and inspirational environment to crack open a book or prep to ace an exam.
What is the oldest library in NYC?
New York Society Library
The New York Society Library (NYSL) is the oldest cultural institution in New York City. It was founded in 1754 by the New York Society as a subscription library.
What NYC libraries are open?
All available libraries across the Bronx, Manhattan, and Staten Island are open. Please check our location finder for current hours and status before visiting. Plus, discover our Bookmobile services.
Is the New York public library open for research?
With expansive historic collections, expert librarians, and a variety of fellowships and learning opportunities, The New York Public Library is an invaluable resource for writers, scholars, students, and creators worldwide. As part of the Library’s phased reopening, our research centers are now open for onsite research services.
What does the NYS Department of public libraries do?
Serving the research needs of the government and people of New York. Statewide leadership, advisory services, and State and Federal funding for library systems and libraries.
Is the legacy research catalog still available?
The legacy research catalog is still available, but does not include all of our Scan & Deliver options or the Columbia University, Harvard University, and Princeton University material from the Shared Collection. Discover our world-renowned research collections, featuring more than 46 million items.
What can I do with the Library’s online databases?
The Library’s access to many online databases has been expanded for remote use during our temporary closure. Find primary and scholarly sources in our online databases. View hundreds of thousands of our digitized images, manuscripts, and ephemera.