Books/Music/Movies

The New York Public Library features more than 6 million items in its circulating collections. Search the NYPL catalog for everything from books, e-books, and audiobooks to music and movies. 

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    New Arrivals

    Be the first to see recent additions to our circulating catalog.

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    Staff Picks

    Find new favorites with reads curated by our librarians every season. 

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    Read-Alikes & More

    Check out NYPL’s blog for curated lists and more.

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    Best Books of the Year

    Discover noteworthy new titles selected by our expert staff.

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    Specialized Book Lists

    Find themed book recommendations for all ages.

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    Shelf Help

    Try out the Library’s personalized book selection service.

Borrow Free E-Books & Audiobooks

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    Download SimplyE, NYPL's Free E-Reader

    SimplyE makes it easy to browse, borrow, and dive into e-books and audiobooks on your mobile device.

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    Learn More About SimplyE

    Everything you need to start borrowing, including how to apply for a digital library card, search for titles, manage your account, and more.

Discover E-Books, Games & Multimedia for Kids & Teens

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    TumbleBooks

    Enjoy e-books, animated talking picture books, puzzles, and more for school-age readers.

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    TumbleBook Cloud

    Find e-books, videos, read-alongs, graphic novels, and audiobooks for teens. 

     

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    Bookflix

    Explore e-books and video storybooks for kids from Pre-K–3rd grade. 

Find Accessible Books & More

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    Andrew Heiskell Braille & Talking Book Library

    Discover accessible materials in a wide range of formats as well as programs, tech coaching, community groups, and a recording studio. 

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    BARD (Braille & Audio Reading Download)

    Find more than 145,000 digital books and over 90 magazines available for download, with new titles added regularly.

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    Bookshare

    Access this collection of textbooks, bestsellers, children's books, career resources, and more for people with reading barriers.

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    Accessibility at NYPL

    Learn more about the Library’s accessible resources for our community members with disabilities.

Read Magazines & Newspapers

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    Browse Popular Titles

    Explore contemporary and historic publications, many of which are available for download with your library card.

Access Music, DVDs & Streaming

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    CDs

    Search for a variety of music genres, including rock, classical, hip-hop, and others.

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    DVDs

    Borrow DVDs from our circulating catalog, place requests, and bookmark titles.

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    Projectr

    Stream a curated collection of independent films with your library card.

Get Support

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    How to Use the NYPL Catalog

    The new NYPL catalog will make it easier to search for the materials you want, request items for delivery to the branch of your choice, manage your NYPL account, and more. Learn more about using the new catalog with these step-by-step instructions and explore new features that will make it easier to find the materials you want. (Also available in Spanish.)

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    Recommend a Title

    Suggest an item for our circulating collection that is not currently listed in our catalog.

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    NYPL Submission Guidelines

    Learn about how authors and publishers can submit materials to be considered for purchase by the Library.

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    More Questions? Ask NYPL

    Ask NYPL is the Library's virtual reference and support desk. Contact us by email, phone, or live chat—we're here to help.