MaRLI (Manhattan Research Library Initiative)

Lending Libraries and Restricted Collections

The chart below outlines which collections at NYPL, Columbia, and NYU are MaRLI Lenders that allow borrowing, which Special Collections offer access but not borrowing, and which collections at Columbia and NYU do not participate in the MaRLI program and are closed to outside researchers.

Participating Lending Libraries

The following libraries will provide routine access to library facilities and borrowing privileges for circulating print materials during regular hours of operation (click on each to find hours and location info):

New York Public Library

Columbia University 

New York University

Participating On-Site Libraries

The following libraries will provide routine access to library facilities during regular hours of operation; borrowing privileges are not extended:

New York Public Library

Columbia University 

New York University

Non-Participating Libraries and Collections

Libraries excluded from MaRLI participation:

Columbia University & Affiliated Libraries

  • Jewish Theological Seminary Library
  • Health Sciences Library
  • Law Library
  • Teachers College Library

New York University & Affiliated Libraries

  • Cooper Union Library
  • NYU Bern Dibner Library (Engineering)
  • NYU Health Sciences Library
  • NYU Jack Brause Library (School of Professional Studies)
  • NYU Law Library
  • New York School of Interior Design Library
  • The New School - List Center Library, Performing Arts Library, University Center Library