The Library's online catalog is your first stop to locate books, movies, music, and other individual items from both the research and circulating collections.
The Catalog includes more than 8 million records: over 6 million records for titles cataloged since 1972 and over 2 million records for titles cataloged prior to 1972.
The records represent collections acquired from around the world in more than 370 languages or dialects, and in a variety of formats including:
A second catalog interface, commonly known as the Classic Catalog, is available here.
Each version of our online catalog offers unique features as well as slightly different processes for managing your library account. You can learn more about managing your account using Bibliocommons here. To learn more about managing your account using the Classic Catalog, visit this page.
Items in our catalog display a variety of statuses based on their availability. Here is a list of the many statuses you may encounter when searching.
Some of the research centers' holdings are still found only in the retrospective catalogs of various subject and language divisions.
NYPL continues to add records to The Catalog that were previously found only in the book catalogs of the various research centers, or as printed cards. It is advisable to search the appropriate book catalog if no record is found in the online Catalog, particularly for works published before 1972. For assistance, please ask a librarian.
In the upper right-hand corner of each page on this website is a Search box, which offers you the choice of searching the online Catalog (selected by default) or the website itself. Select the "Website" option to search for anything other than catalog records, including:
Public Space, Above and Below (Audio)
Carol St. Pierre (Audio)
Wole Soyinka (Video)
Harold Bloom (Video)
A.B. Yehoshua (Video)
Mark Salzman (Video)
Backstage with COLM TOIBIN (Video)
Backstage with Karen Armstrong (Video)
Derek Walcott (Video)
Zadie Smith (Video)
Siddhartha Mukherjee (Video)
Backstage with Edwidge Danticat (Video)
Backstage with SLAVOJ ZIZEK (Video)
Jay-Z: Decoded (Video)
KEITH RICHARDS: Life (Video)
JOHN WATERS: Role Models (Video)
A Tribute to GEORGE CARLIN (Video)
FERRAN ADRIA: A Day at el Bulli (Video)