Saturday, May 12, 2012

NYC Green Book Goes Online

Since 1918 New York City has published the Green Book, its official directory--a compendium of information and contacts (staff, telephone numbers, web sites) for City agencies, departments, and services, along with other interesting facts and useful NYC information for residents and researchers.  As of yesterday, the Green Book has gone green in a new way.  It is now online and free.  The online version, which the City expects to become the primary version of the Green Book, is organized with tabs, is searchable, and will be updated on a continual basis.  There are many links to the City's web site,, for further information on departments and officials.

However, the online version is still a work in progress in some respects.  It lacks some sections of specialized information available in the most recent print version, the 2008-2009 Green Book, including the sections on the New York City Courts and the Supreme Court Libraries.  Our Library has a copy of the latest print Green Book in the Ready Reference collection behind the Reference Desk, as well as two copies available to law students in the Office of Career Services.  In June, a 2012 print edition of the Green Book will be available for purchase, but will be published in limited quantities. The City's press release has more information.

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

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