Civil Service Study Guides

Print & Online Collection

The Social Sciences Division at the Central Library provides access to a growing collection of over 500 Civil Service Study Guides. These Guides may be checked out for twenty one (21) days and can be renewed up to three times. In addition to the circulating collection, reference copies are available for most of the titles. Please note: Reference materials may only be used in the library. They cannot be checked out.

The Civil Service Collection is located against the office in Social Sciences. Ask the Librarian or check the binder for the special Call Number.

You can also access selected practice tests on The Learning Express Library, found under “Research Databases” on the Queens Library website. Exams include: Federal Clerical, Postal Worker, Cosmetology, EMT-Basic, Paramedic, Firefighter, and general civil service exams. Law Enforcement exams are also included, such as Police Officer, Court Officer, and Treasury Enforcement Agent. 


Links to Civil Service Websites, Publishers, & Bookstores

An exhaustive listing of Civil Service jobs available in New York State, monthly schedules of Civil Service Exams, Promotional Exams, and links to career options with New York State.

MTA NYC Transit

This site contains the Open Competitive Examination Schedule for the Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA). Includes Notice of Exams, application, and test dates.

Examination and position information in the New York State Courts.

National Learning Corporation – Passbooks

Publisher for most of our Civil Service Exam Books. Accepts Phone, Fax, and Mail Orders. Phone: (800) 632-8888; NY Residents: (516) 921-8888.

Need the book Tomorrow?

That’s easy! Call (800) 645-6337 -- place your order before 12:00 p.m. (Eastern) for UPS Next Day delivery [additional fees apply].

Civil Service Book Shop

89 Worth St. (Between Broadway and Church St.), New York, NY 10013   Phone: (212) 226-9506. 

Civil Service Test Books

113 Fulton Ave., Hempstead, NY 11550   Phone: (516) 481-2859.

Barnes & Noble> Shopping Center, 23-80 Bell Blvd, Bayside, NY 11360   Phone: (718) 224-108
Austin Street, 70-00 Austin Street, Forest Hills, NY 11375  
Phone: (718)793-1395
Utopia Center, 176-60 Union Turnpike, Fresh Meadows, NY 11366  
Phone: (718) 380-4340