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NYPL invests in New Yorkers by providing services that empower them to succeed, including free educational programs, premium research assistance, access to a diverse collection books and materials, and more. The Science, Industry and Business Library offers job search assistance, personal finance workshops, and business help for entrepreneurs. Outreach Services and Adult Programming is committed to meeting the needs of the underserved, as well as assisting people with special needs in NYPL communities. School initiatives such as MyLibraryNYC are transforming the way the Library impacts the work of educators.

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Collections Services

Research Services

Contact NYPL Research Services to locate information you are seeking or to investigate potential sources for your research in the Library's collection.

Offsite Requests

In order to provide space for growing collections, the NYPL research centers house lesser-used materials at several offsite facilities. Many items can be delivered to reading rooms at any NYPL research center.

Advanced Requests

You may request that items from certain on-site collections at our four Research Centers be reserved for you prior to your visit.

Access to Other Institutions

Copies and Reproductions

NYPL's Permissions and Reproduction Services provides prints and high-resolution digital files for editorial, publication, or broadcast use.

Interlibrary Services

Interlibrary Servies provides access to materials such as those held at libraries outside the NYPL system. These materials include books, recordings, microfilm, copies of articles or portions of books. If you have a current library card, you may submit and manage your Interlibrary Loan requests online.

Employment and Financial Services

Money Matters

Money Matters improves the financial literacy of individuals throughout New York City by providing training, services, and information.

Job Search Central

Looking for work? Let the Library guide your search for employment with everything from job databases to career coaching.

Smallbiz links business owners to events, information, and tools to help growing businesses.


SCORE provides free, in-depth business counseling for business owners and small businesses.

Outreach Services and Adult Programming

Immigrant Services

The Library helps non-English speaking immigrants understand and interact with the culture, government, and educational system of the United States.

Correctional Services

NYPL's Correctional Services offers regular, sustainable, and quality library services to justice-involved people and their families in and around New York.

Services for Adults and Young Adults

The New York Public Library provides information and assistance to those seeking to obtain government ID, filing income taxes, and enrolling in a health insurance plan through the Health Insurance Marketplace.

Services for 50+ Adults

As the average age increases with the aging of the Baby Boom generation—generally accepted as those born from 1946 to 1964—the Library has added programs targeting those 50 years of age and older.

Services for People with Disabilities

Talking Book and Braille Service

The Andrew Heiskell Library operates a books-by-mail program that delivers thousands of recorded and braille titles postage-free.

Books by Mail

The New York Public Library's Books by Mail Service provides books and other library materials to homebound people of all ages who live in the Bronx, Manhattan and Staten Island.

School Services


Teachers at participating MyLibraryNYC schools can order books and teacher sets to be delivered directly to their school—for free!

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