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Art Resources from Home: Library Catalogs

Covering subject areas in art, art history, architecture, fashion, prints and photography. Guide by Art & Architecture Collection Reference Librarians.

Shared Collection Catalog

Use the Library's Shared Collection Catalog to find and request physical and electronic delivery of items from NYPL Research Libraries, Columbia University Libraries and Princeton University Libraries. Read more about the ReCAP Shared Collection here.

NYPL Online Catalog

Use the Library's Online Catalog to see what is in our collections.

  • You may want to begin your research by conducting a "Subject" search.
  • Limit search results by clicking on the "Limit Sort Search" tab located in the middle of the page
  • Select "Web Resources" under "Material Type". This will provide electronic resources.
  • You can also browse our e-Books, Audiobooks and Videos catalog here.

Classic Catalog—


Digital Research Books Beta

Find millions of digital books for research from multiple sources world-wide--all free to read, download, and keep. No library card required. This is an early beta test, so we want your feedback! Read more about the project.

NYPL Prints and Photographs

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Search the catalog of prints and photographs held within the Wallach Division.

NYPL Archives Portal

Archives Portal

NYPL Archives Portal

On this site, you can search The New York Public Library's vast holdings, initiate a research visit, submit a query to an archivist, and access digitized material. Look for the  image to indicate that portions of the collection have been digitized. These materials are free to view and use, even without an NYPL library card.


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