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  • A New York fixture since 1927, featuring rare books, collectibles, and new titles at great prices.
  • Contact information for a public access law library open week-days 9:00 - 4:30. Select "R" for Richmond County. The Library is now located at 130 Stuyvesant Place, Room 300. The "Libraries" link leads to the LION catalog, which has a "location" limit in the "keyword searching" option.
  • A portal that provides access to the combined resources of the 45 national libraries of Europe, searchable in the languages of the countries represented.
  • Descriptions and photographs of the manuscript collection of The Getty Museum in Los Angeles.
  • A Book Art Club.
  • Links to the various libraries of the eight schools that make up this university. Visiting researchers must get approval before coming.
  • A Greenwich Village shop where the staff is well-read and the environment encourages discourse.
  • Link to the virtual library that catalogs holdings from all the campuses, including those in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, and Long Island.
  • Along with being the largest library in Ireland, it serves both the students and international scholars who come to use the rare materials dating back to the 16th century.
  • An interactive digitalization developed by the British Library allows viewers to "turn" the pages of manuscripts such as Leonardo's Notebook, the Lindisfarne Gospels, the Golden HAggadah, Vesalius' Anatomy, the Diamond Suta, and Sultan Baybar's Qu'ran.
  • A state-by-state listing of U.S. libraries with general information, links, and other information available in Spanish on their websites.
  • It contains over 14000 links to websites of libraries around the world, encouraging international co-operation in the dissemination of information.
  • The Dag Hammarskjold Library, located in a non-public area of the UN Headquarters in Manhattan, is not open to the general public. However, the catalog, where you can find full-text documents, is available to anyone with Internet access.
  • This small shop on Carmine Street sells remaindered books with a focus on politics, philosophy and art.
  • Provides links to the libraries of U.S. universities, colleges, and community colleges. Organized alphabetically by region and state.
  • The Library of the Holy See, as well as an institute for research and conservation.
  • Library for the Medical College of Cornell University, with current events and articles about health.
  • Open to scholars only, the Frances Mulhall Achilles Library houses "the most comprehensive research collection in the field of twentieth-century American art."
  • List connects to universities, schools, and departments offering degrees in information studies, information science, information management, library science, etc.
  • Library resources for general and Jewish studies.
  • As part of the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research, this collection has materials in Yiddish, French, English, German, Hebrew, Ladino, Polish and Russian. All are welcome.
  • Essay guide covering frequently asked questions about rare books and values.

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