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New York Public Library

New York, NY

Address: 8 West 40th Street
New York, New York
United States

County: New York View map of all libraries in New York County.

Region: New York City

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Library details: New York Public Library is a Public library.
This library is affiliated with New York Public Library (view map) . The collection of the library contains 20,889,337 volumes. The library circulates 26,976,911 items per year. The library serves a population of 3,439,711 residents .

Other Info: The New York Public Library (NYPL) was created in 1895 with the consolidation of the private libraries of John Jacob Astor and James Lenox with Samuel Jones Tilden Trust. The Library provides free open access to its physical and electronic collections and information as well as to its services. It comprises four research centers-the Humanities and Social Science Library; The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts; the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture; and the Science, Industry and Business Library-and 87 Branch Libraries in Manhattan, Staten Island, and the Bronx. Research and circulating collections combined total more than 50 million items including materials for the visually impaired. In addition, each year the Library presents thousands of exhibitions and public programs, which include classes in technology, literacy, and English as a second language. Member of the Independent Research Libraries Association.

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Administration: The director of the library is Anthony Marx, President .

Organizational structure: This is a publicly funded and managed library.

Affiliations: The library is a member of the Urban Libraries Council .

See also: Directory of Public Libraries in the United States

See also: Directory of Public Libraries in New York

Statistics Public
Service Population 3,439,711Residents
Collection size20,889,337volumes
Annual Circulation26,976,911transactions
Technology Profile
Product NameYear Contracted
Current Automation SystemSierra2014
Previous Automation SystemMillennium2008
Previous Automation SystemDynix1994
Previous Automation SystemTOMUS1984
Previous Automation SystemLocally developed1973
Discovery InterfaceEncore2015
Previous Discovery InterfaceBiblioCore2011
Item ID TypeBarcode 
This library is responsible for the procurement of the library automation system.
Identifiers ID4589
WorldCat Registry ID21196
NCES LIBID4801290000

Record History: This listing was created on Dec 29, 1999 and was last modified on Jan 19, 2024.

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