Researching Music Remotely
As a precaution to help limit the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), all NYPL locations will be closed starting 3/14 through at least 3/31. Please visit our website for more updates and to learn about digital resources available. http://nypl.org/coronavirus
The NYPL has over 800 databases available from this page https://www.nypl.org/collections/articles-databases
This guide is designed to help you do music research remotely using these NYPL resources.
Please note: during this period, we have arranged for remote access to a large number of our databases that are ordinarily only available within the Library's branches. Those that are available only within the Library are designated by an icon of the Library Lion, those that are available from home have a small blue house next to them. However - Not all of those that are now available remotely have had their icon changed, so if there is a resource you'd like access to, it's worth trying.
Or if you have a more complicated question and would like to arrange a Research Consultation with one of our staff, you can fill out this form https://www.nypl.org/ask-nypl/make-appointment-lpa
If you live in NY State & don't have a NYPL library card - you can apply for one and use it immediately !
During our period of closure, New York state residents are welcome to apply for a library card through the SimplyE app—and gain access to an array of digital resources, including e-books, audiobooks, databases, and more. When we reopen, new applicants can visit their local library to obtain and validate their physical library card.