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Research

Researching in Queens Library is easy as 1-2-3! Our menu is compiled of our most exclusive resources available to you. Click on a link on the menu to continue.

The Archives @ Queens Library

Formerly the Long Island Collection, the archives features historical records documenting, Queens, Brooklyn, and Long Island. We are currently digitizing this collection as that you can have access from home.

Articles & Databases

Queens Library have paid databases that you can use for free. A majority of magazines and periodicals are digitized and converted to PDF so that customers can access articles anywhere and anytime. Need a review from Consumer Reports published 5 years ago? We have it.

Central Library- Collections

The Central Library @ Queens Library contains nearly one million volumes of materials in comprehensive subject collections, and more than 800 titles of academic and professional journals and magazines, as well as professional indices and abstracts.

Foundation Center & Grants

Queens Library is Cooperating Collection of Foundation Center. We provide a core collection of Foundation Center Publications, Databases, Supplementary Materials, and Services that are useful to people who are seeking grants for non-profit organizations or for themselves.

Government Documents

Many federal government documents are digital and online now, but it can be hard to navigate. Access quick links to laws and codes, bills, census data, labor statistics, and anything else you might need, city and state included.

Guides and Resources

The Library produces resource guides that identify helpful Internet links, recommended readings, and more. Find everything you need to start your own business, exams guides for a classes and jobs. Take a look in this section if Googling has you stumped.

Interlibrary Loan (ILL)

Can’t find something in the catalog? With Interlibrary Loans, customers can request books from other libraries.

Special Collections

Queens Library hosts several Special Collections. From Black Heritage reference material to microfilms of old newspapers, our collections can enrich your research experience.

Multilingual Web Picks

Web Picks is the revolutionary international electronic resource of the next generation, providing scholarly and popular multilingual web resources to our customers worldwide. Compiled and maintained by a team of specialist librarians with expertise in their language fields, Web Picks currently has eleven language modules: Arabic, Bengali, Chinese, English, French, Greek, Hebrew, Korean, Polish, Russian, and Spanish.