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Which Library has this books?


There s something undeniably creepy about big, expansive libraries. The hushed whispers, the almost artificial quiet, and the smell of dusty tomes combine to create a surreal experience. But when it comes to creepy libraries, Harvard University might take the cake you see, at least two of its books are bound in human skin. A few years ago, three separate books were discovered…


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Books Libraries


On their blog Awful Library Books, two librarians highlight books that seem to them so self-evidently ridiculous that weeding is the only possible recourse. Credit Photograph Courtesy Awfullibrarybooks.net Last summer, in Berkeley, California, librarians pulled roughly forty thousand books off the shelves of the public library and carted them away. The library’s director, Jeff…


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Search for books online


We’ve added advanced filtering and sorting options to our search. Our design employs a friendly yet powerful, sentence-like experience to provide a conversational approach to refining searches. Try it now, and read more about the design and capabilities here. We’re excited to announce our release of Advanced Search in Safari! We’ve been hard at work on our search features and…


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Library books


Before we launch headlong into a new year of books, here in Readers Services, we thought it might be fun to reflect on the 57 billion books (an exact number) we recommended in 2015. Our suggestions for adults are often tailored to an individual’s reading preferences, but some titles check so many boxes—and some we just love so much—that they pop up again and again. Many of…


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Library of Congress Search books


(The following is a guest blog post by Mark Diminution, chief of the Rare Book and Special Collections Division, and Elizabeth Gettins, Library of Congress digital library specialist.) There are the occasional stories that one hears about a book saving a life due to an informational or even spiritual message, but how many people can claim a book literally saved their life?…


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Find books in Library


It’s time for the second annual NYPL Best Books for Teens list! This year we’ve expanded the list from 25 titles to 51. You’d think that making the list longer, and therefore having more room for more titles, would make our list easier to compile but—nope! In fact, it was harder. For ten months we read, discussed and debated, and in the end these are the titles we decided were…


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Largest University in World

Largest University in World


“In terms of speed and the breadth of material now accessible to anyone in the world, this is really revolutionary, ” says audio curator Greg Budney, describing a major milestone just achieved by the Macaulay Library archive at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. All archived analog recordings in the collection, going back to 1929, have now been digitized and can be heard at “This…


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Library Search books

Library Search books


Looking for a book or material? Click Here to Search the Public Library Catalog Did you know you that over 3 million items are available for checkout at the La Jolla/Riford library? This includies books from other city and county libraries as well as UCSD, San Diego State, Cal State San Marcos and the University of San Diego! That book or material can then be shipped to our…


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Local Library books Search


Blog Image: June is LGBT Pride Month, and we asked our staff to recommend titles old and new that focus on and are inspired by lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer stories and themes. We hope you will check out these great books and join us in Celebrating Pride! “My pick is by Jack (then known as Judith) Halberstam. A rebellion against the notion that gender only…


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