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Discover millions of items from The New York Public Library's Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, and The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts. Plus, access materials from library collections at Columbia University, Harvard University, and Princeton University. Learn more.

Please note that the Research Catalog does not include circulating materials. For books and more that you can check out to take home please visit our circulating branch catalog. The legacy research catalog is still available, but does not include all of our Scan & Deliver options or the Columbia University, Harvard University, and Princeton University material from the Shared Collection.

Research at NYPL

Manuscript from NYPL Research Archive


Discover our world-renowned research collections, featuring more than 46 million items.

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Access items, one-on-one reference help, and dedicated research study rooms.

The Lionel Pincus and Princess Firyal Map Division.


Learn about the subject and media specializations of our research divisions.

Man doing research in Rose main Reading Room


Plan your in-person research visit and discover resources for scholars and writers.

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Explore services for online and remote researchers, as well as our interlibrary services.