The New York Public Library system is temporarily closed through at least Tuesday, March 31 due to COVID-19. However, to help serve its patrons, some of its database vendors are allowing the library system to offer home access to some of its normally on-site only databases.
Of interest to genealogists, the following databases can now be accessed from home using a NYPL library card:
*Ancestry.com Library Edition
*America’s Historical Newspapers
*Wall Street Journal, 1889-present
*New York Times, 1851-2016
To access these databases you will need your NYPL library card number and PIN. After the library system re-opens, these will not longer be available from home.
To start searching, go to: https://www.nypl.org/collections/articles-databases and type in the name of the database. You will be prompted for your card number and PIN.