New York State Library 101: TRUSTEES Getting to Know Your State Library! image of handout

Handout for the 2018 LTA Trustee Institute, Uniondale, New York

This list of fact sheets, publications, and informational web pages will help answer many questions about the programs, services, and initiatives offered by the New York State Library. NOTE: all links on this page will open in a new window. [Text of this page in .PDF format]


New York State Library

Trustee Basics

Public Library Basics

Library System Basics

Statewide Services Benefiting Libraries, Library Staff and All New Yorkers

Documentary Heritage and Preservation Services for New York (DHPSNY)


New York Online Virtual Electronic Library (NOVELNY)NOVELny New York Online Virtual Electronic Library

Ready to Read at New York Libraries (Early Literacy)

Research Library

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Talking Book and Braille Library (TBBL) Services

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Last Updated: April 27, 2018