Public Library System Outreach Web Resources

Public Library System Outreach Pages

Outreach -- Links by Category:

Books by Mail | Bookmobiles | Community Information | Correction/Jails | Disabilities, Services to People with | ESOL | Ethnic Minority Groups | Health Literacy | Homebound Services | Homeless Services | Job Information | Literacy | Mini-Grants, Outreach | Rural Library Services | Seniors | Small Business | Technology | Youth

Public Library System Outreach Pages

Click on an area on the map below, or click on system name from the list, to go to that system's outreach web site. Links will open in a new window.

hot-linked image map of NY's public library system outreach resources Clinton-Essex-Franklin North Country (Jefferson, Lewis, Oswego, St. Lawrence counties) Finger Lakes (Cayuga, Cortland, Seneca, Tioga, Tompkins counties) Pioneer (Livingston, Ontario, Wayne, Wyoming counties) Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Brooklyn (Kings County) Buffalo and Erie County Four County (Broome, Chenango, Delaware, Otego counties) Mid-Hudson (Columbia, Dutchess, Greene, Putnam, Ulster [part] counties) Mid York (Herkimer, Madison, Oneida counties) Mohawk Valley (Fulton, Montgomery, Schenectady, Schoharie counties) Monroe Nassau The New York Public Library (Bronx, New York, Richmond counties) Onondaga Queens Borough Ramapo Catskill (Orange, Rockland, Sullivan, Ulster [part] counties) Southern Adirondack (Hamilton, Saratoga, Warren, Washington counties) Nioga (Genesee, Niagara, Orleans counties) Southern Tier (Allegany, Chemung, Schuyler, Steuben, Yates counties) Upper Hudson (Albany and Rensselaer counties) Suffolk Cooperative Westchester

Public Library Systems

Outreach -- Links by Category

Adult Literacy: see Literacy

Books by Mail


Business: see Small Business

Community Information

Community Information Resources for Immigrants

Community Information Resources in Easy-to-Read English

Community Information in Spanish


Disabilities, Services to People with

Hearing Related Disabilities

Hearing Impaired

Print Disabilities

Braille and Talking Books

National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, Library of Congress Program in New York State

  • The New York Public Library; Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book Library (New York City)
    • NOTE: On January 3, 2012, the Long Island Talking Book Library merged their Talking Book collection with the New York City Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book Library. However, the Talking Book Advisory and Outreach Center (AOC) can still assist patrons with searching for, ordering and inter-loaning talking books and with assigning machines and related equipment.
  • New York State Talking Book and Braille Library (Upstate New York)

Radio Reading Service

Youth With Disabilities

ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages)

Spanish Language News and Government Resources

Ethnic Minority Groups

Grants: see Mini-Grants

Health Literacy

Homebound Services

Homeless Services

Job Information


Adult Literacy Educators

Information Resources in Easy-to-Read English

Mini-Grants, Outreach

Radio Reading Service: see Disabilities -- Radio Reading Service

Rural Library Services


Deposit Collections / Institutional Services

Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Library System: Deposit Collections (for nursing homes, retirement homes, senior citizens day program sites in Chautauqua and Cattaraugus Counties)

Pioneer Library System; Services for Seniors

Small Business



Children with Special Needs

Children from Birth-5 Years

Talking Book and Braille Libraries for Children and Teens

For more youth-related links, see Resources for Librarians Who Serve Children and Young Adults, as well as individual public library and public library system web pages.]

This page was made possible with Federal Library Services and Technology Act funds, awarded to The New York State Library by the Federal Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Last Updated: October 9, 2019 -- sm; for questions or comments, contact Mary Beth Farr