The New York Public Library

Project support
For the Digital Library Initiative, which funded the scanning of 65,000 items for inclusion on the Web site; compiling descriptions of each digital reproduction; design and technical support; and the Library´s administrative overhead for the project.
 
Created in 1895, The New York Public Library provides free and open access to its myriad of resources, regardless of income level, religion, nationality or other human condition.  The New York Public Library is comprised of a set of scholarly research collections and a network of community libraries.  The research collections’ reference holdings number over 43 million items.  There are 85 community libraries, with extensive circulating collections, throughout New York City’s neighborhoods.