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Ask a Librarian

Get assistance from a librarian to locate resources and information.

Circulation and Borrower Registration

Questions about borrower registration and assistance with borrowing, returning, or renewing materials.

Talking Book and Braille Library

Get assistance with materials for eligible patrons with a visual, physical, or reading disability.

Manuscripts and Special Collections

Contact a Manuscripts and Special Collections reference librarian about collections and accessing the Research Room.

Website and Electronic Resources

Report errors and technical issues related to the library's website, NYS Library Catalog, and databases.

Library Development

For assistance with federal and state funding and resources for libraries and library systems.

Interlibrary Loan (ILL) and Document Delivery

Service available to New York State government employees and libraries.

Mailing Address

New York State Library
Cultural Education Center
222 Madison Avenue
Albany, NY 12230

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Division of Library Development

Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Regent Joseph E. Bowman Jr. Research Library

Monday - Friday, 9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Manuscripts and Special Collections

Monday - Friday, 9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Talking Book and Braille Library

Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Holiday Closures

Last Updated: November 24, 2023