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Getting Started Using The New York Public Library's Research Collections from Home: About NYPL

This guide is intended for remote users of the research units of The New York Public Library, particularly the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building

Founded in 1895, the New York Public Library is the nation’s largest public library system, featuring 92 locations across the Bronx, Manhattan, and Staten Island.  The Library provides an extraordinary richness of resources and opportunities which are available to all. 

There are three research libraries in the system.

Learn more about the Library on our website. 


Exterior photographs of the three research library buildings