NOVEL NY, a pilot project for the Statewide Internet Library, is an online library of literally hundreds of magazines, newspapers, maps, charts, research and reference books that are available to every New Yorker, free of charge. All you need is your public library card, New York driver license, or non-driver ID.
Provided by the New York State Library, NOVEL NY connects New Yorkers to 21st century information. NOVEL NY is supported with temporary federal Library Services and Technology Act funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). The New York Library Initiative is a proposal for permanent state funding for NOVEL NY, a pilot project for the Statewide Internet Library.