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New York Libraries
New York Public
The New York Public Library has been an essential provider of
free books, information, ideas, and education for all New
Yorkers for more than 100 years. Founded in 1895, NYPL is the
nation’s largest public library system, featuring a unique
combination of 88 neighborhood branches and four scholarly
research centers, bringing together an extraordinary richness of
resources and opportunities available to all.
The New York State Library is part of the Office of Cultural
Education, within the New York State Education Department. The
Library serves three major constituencies:
Talking Book and Braille Library and
Division of Library Development.
Libraries in New York
Hundreds of Libraries all over New York.
Buffalo & Erie County Public Library
York Historical Society Library
The New-York Historical Society, one of America’s pre-eminent
cultural institutions, is dedicated to fostering research,
presenting history and art exhibitions, and public programs that
reveal the dynamism of history and its influence on the world of
today. Founded in 1804, New-York Historical is the oldest museum
in New York City.
The Queens Library serves 2.3 million people from 62 locations
plus seven Adult Learning Centers and two Family Literacy
Centers. It circulates among the highest numbers of books and
other library materials in the country.
Online Virtual Electronic Library
NOVELNY is an online library of literally hundreds of magazines,
newspapers, maps, charts, research and reference books that are
available to every New Yorker, free of charge.
There are many more libraries in New
York state, these few are just a way to get you started on your
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