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Library Blog

  • Wednesday, September 22, 2021

    Do you know how we organize our library collection? At the New York Society Library we classify our materials using the Dewey Decimal Classification system, as is the case with many general readership libraries. You may be familiar with other library classification systems, such as Library of Congress Classification, which is often used in academic settings. Be sure to know which classification system your library uses for best results!

  • Wednesday, April 10, 2019
    A view into the Cataloging Department at the Society Library.
  • Wednesday, September 19, 2018

    The New York Society Library’s Cataloging Department recently took a field trip to another membership library, the Institute Library in New Haven, Connecticut. As fellow membership libraries, we share a connection in our origins and history. The Institute Library is Connecticut’s oldest circulating library, formed in 1826. It was originally called the Young Men’s Institute Library.

  • Monday, April 2, 2018

    Do you follow the Library’s Instagram account?

    Below you’ll find some of our favorite images posted on our account. Follow us on Instagram to view more photos and keep up to date with our posts.  We feature everything from new books to old books, library building details to library event details.

    If you decide to share a Library-related photo on Instagram, please use the hashtag #NYSocietyLibrary, so we’ll be able to see it too!