Online Catalog Access


The Center's online catalog contains everything we've acquired since 1991 as well as classic novels and mysteries acquired before then. We continue to add to it every day and eventually will have all our books, even those acquired long before 1991 online. We've recently added classic literary, mystery, and detective novels and important modern novels. If you don't see the book you are searching for online, you can call our front desk at 212-755-6710 or visit our beautiful old card catalog on the fourth floor.


If you are a member, it is easy to open an account.  Just click the "Create Account" button at the top right of the catalog page. You'll be able to reserve books online, view what you've have checked out, and renew books. When you find a book in the catalog, don't forget to click on the title, and then click on the book jacket, so you can see lots of great info about the book, including a plot summary, reviews, and an author profile. If you have questions about creating your account, you can call our front desk for assistance. 



Go to the online catalog


And if you prefer your instructions on paper, click here for the guide to the online catalog.