The New York Public Library, Columbia University, and Princeton University have entered into a partnership, Research Collections and Preservation Consortium (ReCAP), through which materials that are stored together off-site. Researchers can request ReCAP items from all three institutions through a new Shared Collection Catalog now in beta.
NYPL's digital collections are continually expanding. New materials, including prints, photographs, maps, manuscripts, streaming video, and other items, are added every day.
Though only a small fraction of the library's collections have been digitized to date, the library's goal "is to provide context for the materials we have digitized and to inspire people to use and reuse the media and data on offer here to advance knowledge and create new works."
Researchers can search across collections or browse by Item, Collection, or Division.
Books, periodicals, manuscripts, archives, maps, printed ephemera, audio, video, artworks, artifacts, prints, photographs, posters, drawings, government documents, reference sources, and other materials -- in print, on microform, and online -- may be found on virtually every subject in the research collections of the NYPL.
The Research Divisions of The New York Public Library include: