Libraries are the memory of humankind, irreplaceable repositories of documents of human thought and action. The New York Public Library is such a memory bank par excellence, one of the great knowledge institutions of the world, its myriad collections ranking with those of the British Library, the Library of Congress, and the BibliothÃ¨que nationale de France. Virtually all of the Library’s many collections and services are freely available to all comers. In fact, the Library has but one criterion for admission: curiosity
Poleg tega, da je v njej preko milijon knjig, imajo tudi Gutenbergovo Biblijo. In vse to znanje je javno dostopno obiskovalcem.