Library details: New York Public Library is a Public library.
This library is affiliated with New York Public Library (view map) . The collection of the library contains 20,889,337 volumes. The library circulates 26,976,911 items per year. The library serves a population of 3,439,711 residents .
Other Info: The New York Public Library was created in 1895 with the consolidation of the private libraries of John Jacob Astor and James Lenox with Samuel Jones Tilden Trust. The Library provides free open access to its physical and electronic collections and information as well as to its services. It comprises four research centers-the Humanities and Social Science Library; The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts; the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture; and the Science, Industry and Business Library-and 87 Branch Libraries in Manhattan, Staten Island, and the Bronx. Research and circulating collections combined total more than 50 million items including materials for the visually impaired. In addition, each year the Library presents thousands of exhibitions and public programs, which include classes in technology, literacy, and English as a second language. Member of the Independent Research Libraries Association.
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Administration: The director of the library is Anthony Marx, President .
Organizational structure: This is a publicaly funded and managed library.
Affiliations: The library is a member of the Urban Libraries Council .
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|Product Name||Year Contracted|
|Current Automation System||Sierra||2014|
|Previous Automation System||Millennium||2008|
|Previous Automation System||Dynix||1994|
|Previous Automation System||TOMUS||1984|
|Previous Automation System||Locally developed||1973|
|This library is responsible for the procurement of the library automation system.|
Record History: This listing was created on Dec 29, 1999 and was last modified on Jan 2, 2017.
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