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The Circulating Art Collection contains books, magazines, and online databases covering all aspects of the visual arts, including fine and decorative arts, crafts, design, architecture, photography, fashion and biography. The Picture Collection contains over one million pictures, arranged by subject, available for circulation and reference.
The Art Collection: Serving students, professionals, amateurs and anyone engaged in artistic pursuits, the Collection also hosts two exhibit series, Art Wall on Third and Art in the Windows.
The Picture Collection: An unparalleled visual resource for creative people in any medium, the Picture Collection contains original prints, photographs, posters, postcards and illustrations from books, magazines and newspapers, classified into 12,000 subject headings. Users may borrow up to 60 pictures at a time on any subject with a library card. Color and black & white copiers are available as well.
To find pictures online, visit
- NYPL Digital Collections
- Gallery Collection Guide: Picture Collection of The New York Public Library
- Gallery Collection Guide: Wonders of the Ancient World
- Gallery Collection Guide: Vintage Holiday Postcards
- Historical Postcards of New York City
- Picture Collection presentations on nypl.voicethread.com