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National Library of the Netherlands--A Hundred Highlights from the Koninklijke Bibliotheek
Available in Dutch or English.
National Union Catalog of Manuscript Collections (NUCMC)
The online catalog of the NUCMC lists manuscripts, letters, business, government and historical records in Research Libraries, Museums and Historical Societies across the nation. Many of the materials contained in the Staten Island Historical Society Library and Staten Island Institute of Arts and Sciences are listed here as well as items about Staten Island held in other cities and states.
New York Academy of Medicine Library
The Academy Library is the only medical library in New York City that is open to the public.
New York Botanical Garden Library
The Mertz Library has one of the world's most extensive collections of plant related resources. It is available both for research and general plant information.
- New York Genealogical & Biographical Society Library
New York Genealogical and Biographical Society Library
The premier place to go for New York State genealogical research.
New York Library Association
News, career information, and other resources for New York State librarians.
New York Psychoanalytic Society & Institute Library
The Brill library is arguably the largest psychoanalytic library in the world. The 40,000 books and periodicals are available to Institute members and scholarly researchers.
- New York Public Library: Staten Island Branches
New York Society Library
Founded in 1754, this subscription library houses around 200,000 volumes.
New York University Libraries
Search for books in BobCat, NYU's online catalog for their main Bobst Library, as well as find information about the university's other research facilities.
New-York Historical Society Library
An independent research library with materials covering local history of New York City and State, as well as the American experience.
NYC Department of Records and Information Services (DORIS)
DORIS, which includes the municipal archives, collects reports of city agencies, files on neighborhoods, and records of Staten Island towns before their consolidation into New York City in 1898. The website allows you to order WPA "tax photos" of almost every house on Staten Island that existed in 1939/1940. Order photos of your Staten Island home here (or print them from microfilm at the St. George Branch Library).
"a nonprofit membership organization consisting of all types of libraries and information organizations throughout New York State and surrounding areas"
NYPL Humanities & Social Science Library Art & Architecture Collection
For researchers interested in the fine arts, decoration, art history, architectural history, design and theory.
NYPL Humanities & Social Sciences Library Exhibitions
Find out about exhibitions currently taking place at HSSL.
NYPL Mid-Manhattan Library Art Collection
Search the catalog, as well as access research guides for various art-related categories.
NYU College of Dentistry Library
The Waldmann Memorial Library has resources to facilitate research, patient care, and dental education.
- Our Lady of Mercy Medical Center Library
Planned Parenthood Library
The McCormick Library has a collection of more than 5,000 volumes, more than 19,000 articles and pamphlets, and 125 scholarly journals, each cataloged and indexed in its unique classification system. This highly specialized collection provides the fields of family planning, population, sexual health, and sexuality education.
Poets House Library
A collection of 45,000 volumes of poetry, focusing on contemporary American poets, in a cozy SOHO location.
Polytechnic University Library
Website of the Bern Dibner engineering library in Brooklyn.
Links to the websites of individual Presidential Libraries from Hoover to Clinton. Includes information about hours, locations, and special exhibits.
Public Access Law Libraries in the Greater New York Area
Lists law libraries in New York City which are open to the public. From The Law Library Association of Greater New York.
Queens Borough Public Library
Access to the library catalog, events calendar and research resources. Website is also available in Spanish and Russian.
Real Gabinete Portugues de Leitura
Located in Rio de Janeiro, Brasil, this library has the largest collection of works by Portuguese writers outside of Portugal.
Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic
Library contains more than 80,000 taped textbooks in a variety of subjects, from literature and history to math and the sciences, at all academic levels from kindergarten through postgraduate.
Rockefeller University Library
Supports the research programs of this University, devoted to biomedical research and contributed to 23 Nobel Prizes.
- Saint Barnabas Hospital Medical Library
School of Visual Arts Library
Browse SVA's online catalog of arts & humanities books, as well as audio-visual materials.
Get information abot current and upcoming exhibitions and openings at the Smithsonian Institute's museums & galleries, as well as its affiliate museums and traveling exhibits.
Smithsonian Institution Libraries
Functioning both as a scholarly resource and general information service, SIL combines the resources of 20 libraries into one online catalog. This page provides links to information about each library.
Society of American Archivists
A general resource for archives offering publications on standard practices.
Special Libraries Association
Founded in New York in 1909, SLA is now an international association "for information resource experts who collect, analyze, evaluate, package, and disseminate information to facilitate accurate decision-making in corporate, academic, and government settings."
St. Mark's Library
Library of the General Theological Seminary of the Episcopal Church, the oldest Episcopal seminary library in the United States.
State Library Agencies
State Libraries on the Internet.
Staten Island Historical Society Library
The Staten Island Historical Society (SIHS) collects and preserves materialsof everyday life including artifacts, archives and buildings. It conductsand promotes research based on these collections. SIHS operates HistoricRichmond Town, New York City's historic village and museum complex,where it shares its collection and knowledge with the public throughcreative and engaging interpretative activities. Please contact SIHS for museum hours or to make an appointment to visit the research library.
Staten Island Museum (Institute of Arts & Sciences) History Archives & Library
The History Archives and Library of the Staten Island Museum is closed at the current time. It will be reopened during late Spring 2009 after it has been relocated to the Snug Harbor Cultural Center.Founded in 1881, the 175+ Collections of the Staten Island Institute of Arts & Sciences are a hidden resource for all. Collections include:
Newspapers on microfilm - Richmond Argus, 1902-04 Richmond County Free Press, 1834-35 Richmond County Gazette, 1860-91 Richmond County Mirror, 1837-39 Richmond County Sentinel, 1876-79, 1886-1889 Richmond County Standard, 1882-95, 1901 Richmond Republican, 1827-34 Staten Island Advance, 1947-1994 Staten Island Gazette, 1903-04 Staten Island Independent, 1894-96, 1898-1900 The Sepoy, 1859-60 The Staaten Islander, 1856-57 The Staten Islander, 1886-1927, 1934 Times-Transcript, 1927-41. News clippings arranged by name & subject from 1910-2003
Architectural Survey Collection - Conducted from 1975-1980, photographs and maps that document Staten Island architecture, building by building, are included in this vast collection
Biographies Collection - includes letters, clippings, photographs and biographical data on Staten Islanders. Compiled by William T. Davis and Charles W. Leng, information was included for their informative five volume series - Staten Island and its People (1929-30)
Staten Island Families Collection - includes Wills of Staten Island 1787-1863, Letters of Administration and Guardianship Papers of Richmond County (Staten Island) and Indexes to Wills and Letters of Administration from the County Clerk's Office. Court papers, indentures, mortgage papers, receipts, family letters, birth, death & marriage records, Family Bibles and family genealogies are included.
Military Records Collections - houses muster rolls of the Revolutionary War, 1776-1779 muster rolls of the Staten Island Militia, 1800-1814 and 1848 and Civil War enlistment records
Photograph Collections - features photographs of individuals, families, mansions & homes, Staten Island scenes and landscapes, businesses, and churches & cemeteries, from the mid-1800s to the present
Richmond County Records Collection - houses copies of the Supervisors Book (until 1898, the county was governed by a Board of Supervisors), 1766-1823 Justice of the Peace Dockets, 1706-1896 Proceedings of the Board of Supervisors, 1877-1897 and County Coroner papers, 1787 and 1879. Also includes an inventory of County and Borough Archives, 1940, 1942
Vosburgh Cemetery Records - inscriptions of Many Staten Island gravestones from the late 1600s to the early 1900s
Maps & Atlas Collection - insurance atlases for Staten Island from 1853, 1874, 1898 and 1917-1935. printed, bound and photocopied maps from other years are also available
City Directories - business & residential directories: Richmond County Directory, 1862 Handbook of the Staten Island Railroad, 1870 Webb's Consolidated Directory of Staten Island, 1882-83, 1884 Standard Directory of Richmond County, 1893/94 and 1897/98 Industries of Staten Island Before Consolidation, 1898 Trow's Directory, 1899, 1900 Richmond Borough Directory, 1912 Staten Island Advance Business & Telephone Directory, 1921-22, 1922-23 Polk's Directory of Staten Island, 1933-34, plus more...
Census - US Census for Richmond County, 1
Staten Island University Hospital Medical Research Library
Collections are open to the public during specified hours. The library is located at 475 Seaview Avenue on the North Campus of the Hospital.
- SUNY Maritime College, Stephen B. Luce Library
Supreme Court Law Library
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.
The Bronx County Historical Society Theodore Kazimiroff Research Library
3309 Bainbridge Avenue
Bronx, NY  10467
Hours:  Monday - Friday,  9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., by appointment only
The European Library
A portal that provides access to the combined resources of the 45 national libraries of Europe, searchable in the languages of the countries represented.
The New School Libraries
Links to the various libraries of the eight schools that make up this university. Visiting researchers must get approval before coming.
- The New York Botanical Garden LuEsther T. Mertz Library
Touro College Libraries
Link to the virtual library that catalogs holdings from all the campuses, including those in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, and Long Island.
Trinity College Library Dublin
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.
U.S. Public Library Websites with Information in Spanish
A state-by-state listing of U.S. libraries with general information, links, and other information available in Spanish on their websites.
UNESCO Libraries Portal
It contains over 14000 links to websites of libraries around the world, encouraging international co-operation in the dissemination of information.
United Nations Library
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.
USA Academic Libraries
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.
- Veterans Affairs Medical Center Medical and General Library
Weill Cornell Medical Library
Library for the Medical College of Cornell University, with current events and articles about health.
Whitney Museum of American Art Library
Open to scholars only, the Frances Mulhall Achilles Library houses "the most comprehensive research collection in the field of twentieth-century American art."
Wildlife Conservation Society Science Resource Center Library
(Bronx Zoo Library)
185th Street & Southern Boulevard
Bronx, NY  10460
Hours:  Monday - Friday,  10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., by appointment only
World List of Departments and Schools of Information Studies, Information Management, Information Systems, etc.
List connects to universities, schools, and departments offering degrees in information studies, information science, information management, library science, etc.
Yeshiva University Libraries
Library resources for general and Jewish studies.
YIVO Library & Archives
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.