Did you know that the New York Public Library (NYPL) is another resource for the Fisher Community?
The iconic lions, Patience and Fortitude, which have stood guard for over 100 years at the Schwarzman Building in Manhattan, are the most recognizable symbols of the country’s largest public library system. But you don’t need to live in New York City to make use of NYPL’s collections; they are available to all New Yorkers!
As stated on their website, “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.” Just as Lavery Library provides access to research materials in print and electronic formats, the NYPL has over 300,000 e-books and audio-books that are accessible online at E-Book Central: https://www.nypl.org/books-music-movies/ebookcentral. All the information you need to get started are at this site, including instructions for how to download an e-reader to the device of your choice.
Available electronic resources include scholarly materials, as well as popular titles for all ages. Books, audiobooks, magazines, and digitized materials from the NYPL’s vast historical collections are as close as your fingertips!
If you cannot find what you need in Lavery Library’s own collections, take a virtual trip to NYPL! To apply for a card online, follow this link: https://catalog.nypl.org/screens/selfregpick.html.
Checkout the New York Public Library’s blog post: 8 (Totally Free!) Things You Can Do With Your Library Card, to see what else you can do with your library card!
This Letter was penned by: Lynn Seavy, Office Manager