The New York Public Library has many branches throughout Manhattan, the Bronx, and Staten Island. Any person who lives, works, attends school, or pays property taxes in New York State is eligible to receive a New York Public Library card free of charge and can check out materials. Brooklyn Public Library and the Queens Library also have local public branches.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Nolen Library contains books on art history, the museum’s permanent collection, and its current exhibits. Located in the Uris Center for Education, the Nolen Library is open to the public. To search the catalog, enter author, title, subject, or keyword, and then select Nolen Library from the menu.