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Remote Research Resources: Primary Sources

Conducting research remotely? The New York Public Library has you covered. This guide includes resources to support your research 24/7 no matter where you are.

Digital Archival Collections

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.

 

The New York Public Library Digital Collections provide access to over 700,000 images digitized from primary sources and printed rarities in the collections of The New York Public Library, including illuminated manuscripts, historical maps, vintage posters, rare prints and photographs, illustrated books, printed ephemera, and more.

 

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Center for Research Libraries Digital Collections

The Center for Research Libraries provides access to a number of open access digital archival collections including historical newspapers from around the globe, national and international government documents, pamphlet collections and more.

 

Use at home with a Library card and pin:

Image Collections

Available without a Library card:

The New York Public Library Digital Collections provide access to over 700,000 images digitized from primary sources and printed rarities in the collections of The New York Public Library, including illuminated manuscripts, historical maps, vintage posters, rare prints and photographs, illustrated books, printed ephemera, and more

Use at home with a Library card and pin: