New York City Department of Records

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New York City Department of Records
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Contact Information

E-mail:  To email commissioner, city hall library, or municipal archives You can also e-mail the City Hall Library via the Contact Us form.


      Department of Records and Information Services
      31 Chambers St
      New York, NY 10007

Telephone: For information on Department of Records Services, call 311 or (212) NEW-YORK if outside of New York City.
Fax: None available.

Hours and holidays:

City Hall Library
Christine Bruzzese, Supervising Librarian
31 Chambers St, Room 112
New York, NY 10007

Open to the public Monday, Wednesday, Thursday: 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Tuesday, Friday: 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Holiday Schedule

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Internet sites and databases:

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  • Repository catalog online.
  • Repository database.
  • other(s).

Collection Description

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Alternate Repositories

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If you cannot visit or find a source at the New York City Department of Records, a similar source may be available at one of the following.

Overlapping Collections

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Similar Collections

Neighboring Collections


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