From class visits and free resources from MyLibraryNYC to world-class professional development opportunities, the Library is a key partner for educators to help students succeed.

Educator Cards

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    More Access, More Time

    Find out about our enhanced Library privileges, such as the ability to borrow as many as 100 books at a time.

School Visits


Library for the Performing Arts

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    Discover the Arts

    Visit with your class to learn about the arts through the Library's collections and exhibitions, plus discover programs and seminars for teachers.

Schomburg Education

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    Explore Black History

    Delve into the Library's collections at the Schomburg along with hundreds of teachers and professors for annual workshops and seminars about black history.

The Cullman Center Institute for Teachers

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    Enrich Your Education

    Engage in the Library's world-class spring and summer seminars to deepen your understanding of the humanities and research.

More Resources

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    Digital Collections

    Discover more resources including hundreds of thousands of items digitized in Library’s digital collections.
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    The Internet & You

    Teach students Grades 1–3 best practices for using the Internet, with the help of PBS characters Ruff Ruffman and Blossom.
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    Resource Packets

    From the Middle Ages to the Lower East Side of New York, we've put together teaching guides on a variety of subjects.