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Using This Website
The new NYPL.org 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
Guides to the Library's services and tutorials on using its collections.
Contains hours of and directions to every NYPL location, as well as guides to the collections and resources housed in each location.
Access to the books, movies, and music in the circulating and research collections as well as the downloadable resources, periodicals, databases, and so on.
Explore the Library's special research collections: manuscripts, prints, photographs, maps, works in foreign languages, and other treasures.
Find out what's happening at the Library today, and explore archives of past major events.
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.
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Need assistance finding a book? Have a question about your local neighborhood? Want the answer to a trivia question? NYPL Librarians are waiting to give you answers.