Using This Website

The new has been recently redesigned to provide easier access to all of the resources of the Library. 

Searching This Website

In the upper right-hand corner of each page on this website is a Search box, which offers you the choice of searching the online catalog (selected by default) or the website itself. Select the "Website" option to search for anything other than catalog records, including:

  • Library locations and hours
  • Information about using Library services
  • Current events, classes, and programs at the Library
  • Current or past exhibitions
  • Blog posts by Library staff
  • Library-produced audio and video 
  • Space rental information
  • News and press releases

Website Guide by Section

Using the Library

Guides to the Library's services and tutorials on using its collections.

Locations and Hours

Contains hours of and directions to every NYPL location, as well as guides to the collections and resources housed in each location.

Find Books, DVDs & More

Access to the books, movies, and music in the circulating and research collections as well as the downloadable resources, periodicals, databases, and so on.

Articles & Databases

Whether at Home or at the Library, find articles, facts, statistics, news, images, and more in the Library's journals and databases.

Research Collections

Explore the Library's special research collections: manuscripts, prints, photographs, maps, works in foreign languages, and other treasures.

Classes, Programs & Exhibitions

Find out what's happening at the Library today, and explore archives of past major events.

Blogs, Videos & Publications

The main showroom for the many wonders created by NYPL staff. Read our blogs, view original videos, download podcasts, browse print publications, interact with digital exhibitions, and more.

Support the Library

The Library depends on your generous support for its continued operation and growth. Become a Friend of the Library today!


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