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The NYPL at its best

Mary Lee KennedyNew Yorkers and the world count on us.  They count on us for free access to information and expertise that is not available anywhere else, or by any other means.  If you look at our “Just the Facts” page you’ll get a quick sense of the significant use of the collections, programs, and services.   Last year we held 55,140 programs in our 91 libraries, with 1,168,127 people in attendance.  During the same time 28 million items circulated, 18 million visits were made to our 

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Supporting Researchers at NYPL: Today, Tomorrow & Beyond

Mary Lee Kennedy


Since arriving at The New York Public Library on May 14, I have been particularly focused on three initiatives central to our mission: 1) service design for the 42nd Street renovation 2) acceleration of digital initiatives, and 3) providing patrons with seamless access to services, programs, and information across NYPL.

This blog post aims to highlight some of the advances we’re making for the research community. Our researchers include citizen researchers, educators, entrepreneurs, and students at all levels, as well as acclaimed 

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