You can access the collections of the New York City Municipal Archives and Library on Saturdays between the hours of 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.
Or visit the "Unlikely Historians" exhibit of NYPD surveillance materials.
We also are open on Thursdays until 7 p.m.
From historical introductions to a sample of our archival and library holdings to curated digital galleries of our exhibitions, Archives.NYC offers dynamic content and spotlights the current projects and events at the Municipal Library and Archives.
OpenRECORDS is a quick, simple way for individuals to submit Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) requests to a NYC agency. The web application also allows government employees to manage, respond to, and fulfill incoming requests. By providing more information about records requests, members of the public may find what they need without having to create a new public record request.