The Library offers an array of services for on-site and remote researchers. Consult online with Library staff, order custom reproductions, and discover materials from other NYC libraries and beyond.

Services for Remote Researchers

  • Fee-Based Research

    Unable to visit? Our staff can compile the materials you need.
  • Online Consultation

    Have a research question? Email with the librarians in our research divisions.
  • Ask NYPL

    Have a question? Our expert staff is on stand-by.

Custom Reproductions

  • Document Delivery

    Request digital or paper copies or research material from NYPL and partnering institutions.
  • Request Digital Files

    Learn about our policies for editorial, commercial, and other usage of our material.
  • Book Scanning

    Books can be scanned and delivered to you electronically.

Interlibrary Services

Access to Other Institutions


    Gain access to academic, public, and special libraries throughout NYC.
  • MaRLI

    Borrow materials from participating libraries at Columbia and New York Universities.
  • HathiTrust

    Access full-length, out-of-copyright books from more than 80 libraries.