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Electronic Books, Audio, and Music now available. With an NYPL card, check out electronic books and media through the library catalog, and download to your own pc or handheld device.

The new electronic books collection includes computer software manuals, career guides, handbooks, business plan guides, exam reviews, and science texts. Click on the eNYPL section in the library catalog for information on access and terms of use. Browse or search, and if you have not used electronic books from the Library, click on "New to our eNYPL" for a Digital Media Library Overview. (Note: In the library catalog, the prefix "EBK" denotes the format for electronic books).

Books, Videos, CD-ROMs, DVDs And Audiocassettes To Borrow

On the street level of the Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL) are over 50,000  business titles available for borrowing in a variety of formats including books, videos, audiocassettes, CD-ROMs and DVDs. You can register for a free borrower’s card at SIBL.

SIBL provides access to thousands of books in broad areas of Business, Finance, Small Business, Jobs and Careers, Management, and General Science, including Computer Technology and applied science. 

Books, DVD's, and Audio-books include information on jobs and careers, resumes, and these can be found in Job Search Central, on the lower level. All circulating books may be checked out from the Circulation Desk, on the street level.

Browsing Collection Of Journals And Magazines: Current issues of many business and popular science journals, plus local newspapers, are available on open shelves on the street level for browsing and use in the library. Also included are a number of titles of general interest. Back issues of journal titles are available on the lower level in the research collections.

How To Find What You’re Looking For: 

Shelf Arrangement: The circulating materials on the street level are arranged numerically by subject using the Dewey Decimal system. Books and videos are shelved together on the same shelves. The CD-ROMs, DVDs and audiocassettes are located in separate sections.

The Library Catalog: SIBL’s circulating materials are listed in the library catalog. You can place holds on items owned by any NYPL branch library, renew books and also review your patron information.

Ask a Staff Member at an Information Desk: Information Services staff are always available to answer questions, help you find what you’re looking for and assist you in using our print and online resources.

Did You Know…?

We can hold a book for you to borrow – Call us at 212-592-7069 during open hours and if the book is on the shelf we can hold it for you to pick up, or we can send it to the branch of your choice in Manhattan, the Bronx or Staten Island.

To renew library materials by phone call: 212-262-7444 – You can call 24 hours a day to renew library materials, find out what items you have on loan, cancel holds, find out your total fines. Have your library card and PIN number ready when you call.

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