Friday, May 22, 2015

Have You Searched, New York Libraries

Have You Searched New York Libraries

As you are desperately seeking  information, have you checked on the various libraries with in this state?

Having gone to Google and put in New York's First Library, the list came up long and strong.

There is more than one library system running around in New York.

There is the New York Public Library system.  History of The New York Public Library

Interesting to see mentioned are the : Astor Library and the Lenox Library. Tilden wanted one also.
With society changes the Tilden Lawyer was able to convince the other libraries to cojoin and create a new entity---- The New York Public Library, Astor, Lenox and Tilden Foundations. 23 May 1895.

After many stages of growth the new system was in place and has grown to what it is today.

Today the Library has 92 locations including 4 research centers.

Home | New York Society Library

Founded in 1754 is the oldest library. It also is in New York, New York. 53 East 79th St. with a phone number of 212-288-6900. It is closed this Holiday weekend.

I like that but if I was traveling would need to know ahead of time.

1. Reason you need to plan ahead when doing your research travels.  Learn when the agency will be open and closed.

New York Public Library - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The New York Public Library (NYPL) is a public library system in New York City. With nearly 53 million items, the New York Public Library is the second largest public library in the United States (behind the Library of Congress), and fourth largest in the world.

Now there is surely information to be found in this establishment. This is where they

constructed the Astor Library in 1854 in the East Village.

It is stated here that New York Public Library as one of the five most important libraries in the United States, the others listed are: Library of Congress, the Boston Public Library, and the university libraries of Harvard and Yale.

Interesting to see they did not have a state affiliated library system and may not still except the
New York Library Association founded in 1890 was the first state-wide organization of librarians in the US.  Today this group is affiliated also with the ALA (American Library Association).
New York Library Association

Libraries and Library Systems in New York State: Library ... much information here. 
A key url would be this one listing the libraries by counties.

This site list each county and has maps and both school and public systems also reference and research resources systems.

It breaks the areas down.  Under Albany which is under Capitol District which is then under Capital District Library Council, are 11 libraries (without changing the page). Links are available.

There are 9 regions in which to research, maps are easy to see and most instructions are easy to understand.

So when you need help in New York, try starting with the town, or district or  library in that district for more help.  Town Historians are also a terrific asset if they are available.

Libraries can become your very best friends with the Librarians in them.  Remember treat them 
like your best friend, smile, even when they don't. 

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