This research initiative allows select researchers access and circulation privileges at Columbia University, NYU, and NYPL research libraries. To be eligible you must have a NYPL library card and demonstrate research need. Further information about MaRLI and the application process can be found on the NYPL website http://libguides.gc.cuny.edu/MaRLI
The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in Harlem, one of The New York Public Library’s three research libraries, is a world-leading cultural institution devoted to the research, preservation, and exhibition of materials focused on African American, African Diaspora, and African experiences.
There is a general reference collection consisting of books and periodicals, all with special emphasis on black culture. These specific works depict African American and Black diaspora, and the African American Heritage center houses two special collections. The Preserving Footsteps Collections and the Taneya Gethers-Muhammad children’s book collection.