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New Scrutiny of City's Library Trustees
Libraries Get Millions to Fix Buildings, Need More
Success, Struggle as Library Branches Fill Gap in Services
In Branch Libraries, Fewer Books But High Demand
Budgets Cut, But NYC's Libraries Thrive—For Now
City Schools Ask State to Waive Librarian Requirements
Library Vital to Immigrants Squeezed by City Budget
World's Greatest Novels—Not At Your Local Library?
Brooklyn Library Facing Lower Budget, Higher Demand
At Zuccotti Park, a People's Library
The War on Terrorism—at the Library
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Libraries are commonplace in New York City and are frequently visited by students and adults alike for access to literature and online materials. Due to recent budget cuts, certain institutions are finding it difficult to provide their visitors with essential books and other resources.
The library system, which has been under scrutiny over perks given to its director, wouldn't say which ones.
The city's four library systems had hoped for a $65 million addition to the baseline budget. They instead received a more modest increase.
The city's three library systems promise to hire nearly 800 people, expand hours and introduce new programs if the city boosts their funding by $65 million over what Mayor de Blasio has proposed.
When pre-payment is taken into account, the current year's budget and Mayor de Blasio proposed fiscal 2015 spending are almost identical.
The mayor's executive budget does not include massive increases for the city's library system, as City Limits previously reported.
Read key briefing material on the financial situation confronting the city's research and branch libraries.
The man in charge of the Brooklyn Library's correctional services talks about the challenges of providing books to an incarcerated customer base.
A look at how the New York, Queens and Brooklyn systems compare to other major library networks.
A baselined budget doesn't mean there aren't big challenges for the city's three systems.
Tell us what you think of this list of earth-shattering titles.
In the wake of reports about questionable spending in the Queens system, the comptroller said he wants to check the books of all three library networks.
Amid reports about big spending on salary and offices for the system's top exec, Melinda Katz endorsed calls for a Council probe and promised to do some digging of her own.
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The author suggests that underutilized hours at branch libraries overlap with times when neighborhood schools could use more and better-equipped space.
Libraries perform a critical role in workforce development for low-income New Yorkers. But budget cuts have so curtailed service that Detroit's libraries are now open more than New York's.
In the age of the Internet and an era of shrinking government budgets, are public libraries worth taxpayers' dollars. A conservative policy analyst—and former library worker—says "yes."
"At a Bronx homeless shelter, residents find jobs by finding themselves."
Research for an April 16, 2012 joint hearing of the New York City Council's Committee on Small Business, Cultural Affairs, Libraries & International Intergroup Relations and the Select Committee on Libraries, on the role played by the 214 branch and four research libraries operated by New York's three library systems.