Your Virtual NYSL
Update 6/26/20: The Library's open for limited services, and there's still plenty for both members and nonmembers to do on our website as well.
Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer and historian Stacy Schiff talks about the Library.
Join in an upcoming event from home! Here's the list of upcoming online events - a new Aeneid seminar, beloved author Jamaica Kincaid, and more. (Some are public, some members-only.)
Enjoy this online gallery of beautiful book covers designed by Margaret Armstrong. Learn more about Armstrong's covers in this article by Barbara Bieck and our online gallery talk. There's also a downloadable coloring book.
Tease your brain with the literary-themed challenge of our first live-event Trivia Tuesday question set!
Watch a recorded event from this season or a past one - recent additions include Laura Rocklyn as Miss Jane Austen, poet Willie Perdomo, Michael Zapata and Lydia Millet with Amy Brady, and a Q&A with Happiness Project author Gretchen Rubin.
Find fun and educational resources for children and more for tweens and teens. Here's a big list of screen-free activities including crafts and coloring.
Doing research? Our Reference Desk is virtually available to you by email.
Discover the Library’s historic past through digital materials from our print and archival collections in City Readers.
Bring the kids to an online children's event.
Add your project to the Library's COVID-19 Community Archive.
Our best wishes for good health and good reads.