The New York Public Library (Collections (Their research collections…
The New York Public Library
Where is it?
The main branch is located at 476 5th Ave, New York, New York, 10018
There are a total of four research centers and 88 branch libraries located in three separate boroughs of New York
What is the mission?
The mission of the New York Public Library is to inspire life long learning, advance knowledge, and strengthen the communities.
Their research collections contain over 46 million items,
There is a copy of the Declaration of Independence
In total, there are almost 53 million items at the NYPL (all branches).
If you have a reason to research, you may gain access to the research collection (basically, anyone)
You can access the research collections at any of the four research branches or the online databases if you have a library card.
In total, there are almost 53 million items, between all the collections, at the NYPL (all branches).
They have 716,119 digital items.
There are over 210,000 items that are public and need no permission to use them for anything.
Anyone that has a library card has access to view and/or download digital items.
Patrons would use digital items if they wanted a digital reading material, access to historical photos or bookcovers, audio recordings, or video items.
The lending collection includes books, CDs, and DVDs.
anyone with a NYPL card can borriw from this collection.
Lending collections are in 88 branches of the NYPL and some online.
Patrons usually use the lending collections pleasure/recreation.
The collections have been divided into over 100 categories.
The NYPL has a subscription to over 100 databases.
Anyone with a library card can access the databases from the website online or on computers at the library.
Public library criteria
NYPL has a very broad collection. It's the third largest collection in the world.
With the funds increased in 2016, many branches have extended hours and open every day.
The NYPL has a many outreach programs. Between their 92 branches, they have over 92,000 events each year (wow!).
They have a large collection of eBooks.
They have a large children's collection between the 88 branches and online digital collection.
The NYPL gets funding (not all of it) from the state and local government/taxes.
What type of library is it?
The NYPL is a public library
It is the result of the Lenox Library and the Astor Library consolidating.
Carnegie agreed to donate a large amount of money to build the NYPL as long as the city agreed to fund it going forward.
On May 23, 1911, the main branchof NYPL opened to the public.
Librarian must have MLS. If it was a small or rural librarian , he or she would not need an MLS.