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What Do You Want To Find?
- Articles & Databases
Begin your research with over 300 databases providing online access to journals and magazines, historical newspapers, reference works, and children's resources.
- Online Exhibitions
Sites inspired by some of the physical exhibitions presented at its research centers, as well as a number of web-only presentations based on its collections.
- Digital Collections
Over 800,000 images digitized from the New York Public Library's collections, including historical maps, vintage posters, photographs, and more.
- NYPL Labs
Boundary-pushing experiments with digital collections. Explore the library's latest research tools, open data, and participatory initiatives.
- Digital Projects
Curated groupings of digital content that represents sets within a single genre or category.
- Research Divisions
Art, artifacts, manuscripts, multimedia, rare books, and more across a wide range of subjects.
- Staff Profiles
The New York Public Library's research staff have deep knowledge across a wide range of subjects.
- Manuscripts and Archives
Over 60,000 linear feet of personal papers and organizational records supporting historical research.
- Prints & Photographs Online Catalog
This catalog provides online access to our holdings. Cataloging of the collection is ongoing and new entries are continually added.
- Preservation of NYPL Collections
The New York Public Library has one of the oldest, largest, and most comprehensive institutional preservation programs in the United States.
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- Research Guides
Allows researchers to find a subject by topic.
- Indexes to NYPL Collections
Find collections and indexes in specialized areas of study.
- Get Copies
Interlibrary Services and Document Delivery opens the renowned collections of The New York Public Library to the world.
- NYPL Recommendations
Find what you need in our recommended book lists, selected websites or librarian-created research guides.