Libraries

School libraries are a critical part of your child’s education. They are a place where students can get:

  • Instruction
  • Guidance on how to do research
  • Access to print and online resources
  • Introduced to makerspace activities
  • Book clubs
  • Family literacy programming
  • Special events
  • Suggestions for independent reading

Visit your school library to learn what is available to you and your family.

What's in Your School Library?

Find your favorite book and author in your school library catalog. Discover new titles, new ideas, and new worlds. Become a lifelong reader and learner at your school library.

The Citywide Digital Library on SORA

Discover the Citywide Digital Library on SORA

Use your DOE credentials to access the Citywide Digital Library.

The Citywide Digital Library provides the quickest and easiest way to read digital books. NYC students can log in using their school credentials and instantly access hundreds of ebooks and audiobooks on virtually any device. New York City Department of Education's digital collection is available 24/7 - all you need to get started is an internet connection and your school login. Begin your next reading adventure with just a tap.

Databases and Digital Resources for Students

Access Databases and Digital Resources for Students

The NYC School Library System Digital resources page is a collection of free databases and other digital resources that gives online access to the full-text of hundreds of journals, newspapers, and other reference sources. It provides access to several reference databases important to students for homework and classwork assignments.

MyLibraryNYC

MyLibraryNYC is our partnership with New York City’s three public library systems:

It gives participating schools—and their students—a number of things, such as:

  • Special public library privileges, including enhanced student and educator library cards.
  • Access to their incredible digital resources
  • Help with assignments

Summer Reading and Learning at the Public Library

All three NYC public library systems facilitate summer reading and summer learning programs. To learn more, visit https://www.summerreading.org/

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