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FCWR -161, Dr. Michael Schiavi : NYPL

About the NYPL


Founded in 1895, the New York Public Library is the nation's largest public library system, featuring a unique combination of 88 neighborhood branches and four scholarly research centers, bringing together an extraordinary richness of resources available to all.

For your FCWR-161 research paper, you are required to use three book sources. You are encouraged to take advantage of the NYPL's tremendous book collection. No matter what topic you are researching, the NYPL is likely to have books on your topic!!

The NYPL also boasts a great collection of eBooks, CDs/DVDs, online video streaming, and amazing free events. Take advantage of these resources!!!

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Why should I use the NYPL for my FCWR-161 research?

You are required to use three book sources for your research paper. The NYPL has a world class book collection that you should take advantage of. No matter what topic you are researching, the NYPL will likely have books on that topic. 

Are international students eligible for a NYPL library card?

Any person who lives, works, or attends school or pays property taxes in New York Stat is eligible to receive a NYPL Library card free of charge. For more information, click on the "How to get a Library Card" quick link.

How do I check if the NYPL has books on my research topic?

Use the NYPL book catalog to see which branches or research centers have books on your topic. Next, check whether it is a book you can check out or not. If the record says "USE IN LIBRARY" under "Message," that means it is a Reference book that you cannot take out of the library. If the record does not say "USE IN LIBRARY," it is a circulating book you can check out to take home. See picture below.

If a book is circulating, you can place a hold on it and have it sent to any of the 88 branch libraries for pickup. 

Which NYPL Libraries are located close to the NYIT Manhattan campus?

Columbus Library:

742 10th Avenue


53rd Street Library

18 West 53rd Street


Mid-Manhattan Library

476 Fifth Avenue (42nd Street Entrance)

Stephen A. Schwarzman Building

476 Fifth Avenue (42nd St and Fifth Ave)


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