Have you ever needed a journal or newspaper article for work or for personal use? If so try the NOVELNY databases today. NOVELNY offers free statewide access to an encyclopedia, strong general reference and periodicals content, business, news and health concentrations, and an interface and content for young people in grades K through 12. These databases are freely available to all New Yorkers directly from the State Library or via some 5,600 public, school, academic and special libraries:

State employees can access the databases through the State Library website. Many of the databases are now available through geoIP authentication (also referred to as geolocation). Geolocation is a method to allow or disallow a user access to a database based on his/her geographic location as determined from their IP address. If you are recognized as being in New York State you will not have to enter your New York State Library P card and PIN. At this time Grolier Online and Gannett Newsstand Complete still require a New York State Library P card and PIN, but geolocation for these databases should be available soon.

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Change in Library Hours

Effective September 3, 2013, the New York State Library will open at 9:30 a.m. (instead of 9 a.m.) Monday through Friday. This change will allow the Office of Cultural Education to have a uniform start time for the State Library, the State Museum and the State Archives. It will also give the State Library consistent hours (9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.) Monday through Saturday. Please note that reference services by telephone or internet will still be available beginning at 9 a.m. on weekdays.

Last Updated: August 16, 2017