As the New York state affiliate to the Library of Congress Center for the Book, the New York Center for Books and Reading plans to promote books and reading through the coordination of state-wide public activities. It will also participate in the Letters About Literature program, recognize sites related to its mission in the state, and support scholarly inquiry and projects relating to books and reading.
The New York Center for Books and Reading is housed in the Syracuse University Library, and is affiliated also with the Columbia University Libraries in New York City. Deirdre C. Stam serves as the Center's first Director and can be reached at (315) 446-5923.For additional information about the Center, see http://www.newyorkbooks.org.
Columbia University Libraries is one of the top ten academic library systems in the nation, with 7.5 million volumes, 49,000 serials, as well as extensive collections of electronic resources, manuscripts, rare books, microforms and other non-print formats. The collections are particularly strong in humanities and history, architecture, East Asian and other Area Studies materials, oral history, theater, and original materials in English and American literature and history. The collections and services are organized into 22 libraries, supporting specific world areas, academic or professional disciplines. The Library's web site at http://www.columbia.edu/cu/lweb/ is a gateway to the print and electronic collections and services.