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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.

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.

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.