This section includes major colleges and universities in the New York City metro area. These locations often provide a wealth of cultural attractions for their communities. And for steampunks interested in conducting historical research, university libraries typically offer more resources (especially primary sources) than what you'll find in a public library. Though they exist primarily to serve students and faculty, many libraries make at least some services available to the general public. Most of these listings include information about library policies for community guests.
Compared with other regions, university libraries in New York City are relatively restrictive in terms of services for the general public, so we've also included information about the city's three major public library systems.