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  • A stunning public library in St. Gallen, Switzerland, with 150,000 volumes focusing on medieval studies, palaeography, Church history, and the history of the Abbey of St. Gall.
  • Information about library holdings, as well as exhibits and special collections at this Long Island liberal arts college.
  • "The American Association of Law Libraries was founded in 1906 to promote and enhance the value of law libraries to the legal and public communities, to foster the profession of law librarianship, and to provide leadership in the field of legal information."
  • 50,000 volumes, as well as two rare book collections comprise this reading room only research libary, covering a wide range of topics on American Jewry.
  • One of the largest libraries devoted to dogs in the world, the AKC Library contains approximately 17,000 volumes including bound periodicals, foreign and domestic Stud Books, art, literature, juvenile books, videos, a stamp collection, and a bookplate collection.
  • At 64,000 members, the ALA has assumed the role of leadership for libraries in the United States. Their website includes many resources for education, employment, and professional development.
  • The collection contains over 485,000 volumes, including books, journals, pamphlets, and reprints and is rich in retrospective materials, some dating to the 15th century. Major topics covered in the collection are zoology, geology and mineral sciences, paleontology, history of science, anthropology and astronomy.
  • "ARLIS/NA is a dynamic organization of over 1,000 individuals devoted to fostering excellence in art and design librarianship and image management."
  • Homepage for the library at Columbia Law School.
  • AMIA "is a non-profit professional association established to advance the field of moving image archiving by fostering cooperation among individuals and organizations concerned with the acquisition, preservation, exhibition and use of moving image materials."
  • "ARL is a nonprofit organization of 123 research libraries at comprehensive, research-extensive institutions in the US and Canada that share similar research missions, aspirations, and achievements."
  • Searchable and browsable directory of more than 2,500 Australian libraries.
  • Founded in 1074, this Austrian jewel is an "historical monument to book culture" and "one of the largest late Baroque works of art in Europe."
  • Provides information on building digital collections, current library awareness, catalogs, indexes, and ongoing discussion, research, and development.
  • Striving to recapture the magnificence of the original Library of Alexandria in Egypt, the modern complex includes museums, a planetarium and seven research institutes.
  • The main research library at the University of Oxford. Access the library Catalog and many innovative Digital Library Projects.
  • "One of the oldest and most distinguished independent libraries in the United States." The collection includes materials on Boston History, and the facility hosts lectures, concerts, and houses an art gallery. Tourists are welcome on the first floor and galleries only.
  • With offices in New York, London, Paris and Berlin, the Bridgeman Art Library is a fee-based archive of fine art images, available both on and offline.
  • Provides information about all aspects of the services and collections of the United Kingdom's national library.
  • 851 Grand Concourse, Room 124
    Bronx, NY 10451
    (718) 293-5600
    Hours: Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • 851 Grand Concourse, Room 829
    Bronx, NY 10451
    (718) 590-3678
    Hours: Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
  • Access the online catalog and user information.
  • The gateway to all 60 locations of the Brooklyn Public Library, including the library catalog, events calendar, and electronic resources.
  • A national clearinghouse for information on women and work for more than 15 years. Collection covers topics including leadership development, statistics on women in the workforce, managing diversity, work and family, women on corporate boards, and flexible work arrangements.
  • Located at Victoria University in Toronto, Canada, CRRS holds a wealth of information, both primary and secondary sources, pertaining to the Renaissance and Reformation.
  • Library for the Cardozo School of Law at Yeshiva University.
  • Links to web pages for all of the CUNY libraries, the library catalog, and electronic journals and reference databases.
  • A complete academic library located on the CSI campus at 2800 Victory Boulevard. The web page includes many electronic databases, which are available for use by CSI students only.
  • Also called the Gottesman Libraries, this is one of the country's most comprehensive collections for educational research.
  • Library homepages, catalogs, electronic resources, and other services.
  • Operating since 1999, the library collects material about the colonial and Revolutionary War periods.
  • A consortium of libraries in New York State with a combined catalog.
  • The Doris and Henry Dreyfuss Memorial Study Center, a branch of Smithsonian Institution Libraries, contains 55,000 volumes, including 5,000 rare books pertaining to ornament, architecture, and decorative arts. The library's collections focus on interior, graphic, and industrial design, along with books on textiles, wallcoverings, architecture, and design.
  • A branch of The Smithsonian Institution Libraries, its 70,00 volumes "cover American and European design and decorative arts with concentrations in architecture, graphic design, interior design, ornamental patterns, furniture, wallcoverings, textiles, metalwork, glass, ceramics, and jewelry."
  • An on-going project at Princeton aimed at increasing knowledge of the history of the collections in university libraries. A database of American Libraries before 1876 is currently available.
  • Library Homepage for NYU School of Medicine.
  • A calendar of all current exhibitions, including exhibitions on tour plus an archive of online exhibitions on subjects including Bob Hope, the Gettysburg Address, and the Dead Sea Scrolls.
  • The Gladys Marcus Library has traditional holdings in the arts and humanities, as well as special collections related to the fashion business and design.
  • Provides listings of public events, library resources including the library's catalog HAMNET, information about publications such as Shakespeare Quarterly, and about educational programs for teachers and students.
  • The Foundation Center Library is a central part of the Foundation Center's mission to strengthen the nonprofit sector by advancing knowledge about U.S. philanthropy. The library offers many services including research, grant-writing education programs and other useful programs for non-profit organizations and grant seekers. The website has links to specialized directories and important electronic resources in philanthropy.
  • The Haskell library at the Alliance Francaise specializes in materials on contemporary France. Members may borrow materials and others may consult them onsite.
  • The Library's mission is to provide access to the varied aspects of the French language and culture. Holdings include 35,000 French-language books on all subjects for all ages and interests, new book releases including all recent French bestsellers, paperbacks, 100 current magazine and newspaper subscriptions, circulating CD-ROMs, audio-cassettes and CDs and fiction and documentary videos.
  • Its mission has always been to gather photographs of paintings, drawings, sculpture, and illuminated manuscripts executed between the fourth and the mid-twentieth century by European and American artists to collate with each photograph facts relating to the objects history and present location and to create a comprehensive research library for the study of Western art.
  • A subscription library with more than 120,000 volumes of current fiction, non-fiction, trade, and technical-related research materials, as well as a beautiful reading room.
  • Find books and movies in German and English translation covering current topics in Germany.
  • Dedicated to the book arts, this collection of nearly 100,000 volumes is available to Club members and qualified researchers.
  • With an emphasis on the literature and culture of the U.S., Britain, and France, this library on the campus of The University of Texas at Austin boasts an extraordinary collection of manuscripts, rare books, photographs, artwork, and the theatre arts.
  • Search the online catalog. Students can also utilize many online databases. The library is located on Grimes Hill on the Wagner College Campus.
  • The Library collects material on practical horticulture, garden design, and garden history. Represented within these broad categories are: Specific Plants and Groups of Plants, Urban Horticulture, Gardening with Children, Indoor Gardening, Folklore of Flowers and Plants, Botanical Illustration, Flower Arranging, Careers in Horticulture, Plant Exploration, and Basic Botany. The collection contains nearly 12,000 volumes, subscriptions to 125 periodicals, more than 200 current nursery, seed and supply catalogues and hundreds of ready-reference files.
  • Find available grants and other services to enhance your library.
  • The library houses a collection of more than 600,000 items including books, periodicals, videos, records, tapes and digital material with a focus on Spain and Latin America.
  • The ICP library is the only library in New York City that is dedicated to the practice of photography. It is open to the public by appointment only.
  • Though materials only circulate to school students and faculty, others may make appointments to view their unique holdings on music, dance, and drama.
  • A list of public law libraries in Manhattan compiled by the NYU Law Library.

  • As part of the New York Institute, the library's mission is to "provide and preserve source material and services to support research on the collective history and culture of German-speaking Jewry." It includes a Family Research Department.
  • The Leo Baeck Institute is devoted to studying the history of German-speaking Jewry from its origins to its tragic destruction by the Nazis and to preserving its culture.The 60,000 volume library of the New York Institute is recognized as the foremost reference source in its field.
  • Library of Fordham University Law School.
  • Links to libraries around the world by country.
  • Locate the websites of National Libraries around the world, organized by continent and country.
  • A listing of 18,000 library sites worldwide, arranged by country.
  • A searchable, annotated subject directory of more than 11,000 Internet resources selected and evaluated by librarians for their usefulness to users of public libraries.
  • A useful overview of the profession, including a job description and outlook.
  • Founded in Canada in 2005, LWB seeks to improve access to information worldwide, by forming partnerships with community organizations in developing regions.
  • A project of the Smithsonian Institution Libraries, this site provides links to online library exhibitions, browsable in alphabetical order by exhibition title.
  • A beautiful rare book and manuscript research only library, located on the grounds of Madrid's Royal Monastery of San Lorenzo de El Escorial.
  • Library Spot simplifies the search for reference tools, periodicals and online texts, and information about libraries and library science.
  • A librarian-centered wiki with information on a wide range of topics, including management, collection development, marketing, technology, and programming.
  • Turn your scattered piles of books into a library-quality catalogued collection.
  • The Lighthouse Information and Resource Service (I & R) provides critically needed, timely information about vision impairment to thousands of people throughout the United States and internationally. Information is provided on: eye disorders, vision rehabilitation services, low vision care support groups, and other resources, including adaptive computer technology, reading and recreation options for people with impaired vision, nutrition, eye health and more.
  • "The Juilliard Manuscript Collection"An extraordinary collection of 138 priceless autograph manuscripts, sketches, engravers proofs, and first editions, which were donated to the School in February 2006 by Juilliard Board Chairman Bruce Kovner..."
  • Career development resources for new librarians and information professionals, MLS students & those considering a library-related career.
  • A collaborative weblog devoted to current events and news in the world of Library and Information Science.
  • A collection of over 134,000 items serving the students of the Staten Island campus of St. John's University at 300 Howard Avenue.
  • The Peter Jay Sharp Library and Evelyn Sharp Performance Library provide students with access to CDs, DVDs, books, and periodicals relating to an array of musical interests.
  • The first public library in France, this library is currently connected to the Institut de France in Paris and run by the French Ministry of Education.
  • "Founded in 1898, MLA is a nonprofit, educational organization of more than 1,100 institutions and 3,600 individual members in the health sciences information field."
  • Library for patients and staff at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.
  • Founded in 1820 by merchants and their clerks, this membership library has a circulating collection and sponsors literary events. It also provides low-cost workspace for writers and non-profit literary organizations.
  • This New York Metropolitan Reference and Research Library Agency (METRO) site contains links to numerous college, museum, law, medical,technical, and organization libraries, etc.
  • This Website highlights the Met's many libraries, including the Uris Library and Teacher Resource Center, which is open to readers of all ages.
  • This page provides user information for the various libraries at the Met, including the Watson research library, a Teacher Resource Center, a photograph collection, costume library and more.
  • Housed in a recently enlarged Midtown location, it boasts one of the world's greatest collections of artistic, literary, musical, and historical works.
  • All of the library's holdings--including books, periodicals, exhibition catalogues, and the vertical file--are searchable thorugh the MoMAs online database, DADABASE.
  • The Museum Library is a comprehensive collection devoted to modern and contemporary art. The non-circulating collection documents painting, sculpture, drawings, prints, photography, architecture, design, performance, video, film and emerging art forms from 1880 to the present.
  • As part of the National Archives and Record Administration's Electronic Access Project, NAIL will be the working prototype for a future online catalog of holdings in Washington, DC, the regional records services facilities, and the Presidential libraries.
  • From the U.S. Department of Agriculture, get access to global information on agriculture.
  • A unique free public law library dedicated to making tribal law resources accesible to the public.
  • Available in Dutch or English.