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  • We offer phone reference, referral, and research help. All New Yorkers are welcome to come in, browse, and borrow! Just ask — we'll try to help, whether it's by lending materials or reference assistance. 
  • We are often open Monday through Saturdays, many days to 8pm. Call for this week's schedule. 
  • We have an excellent collection of books, journal, and audiovisual materials on fire/arson investigation, building codes and construction, EMS, rescue, fire suppression, fire protection engineering, and HazMat. 
  • We can even help you get passwords into some databases for at-home access for you and your family.
  • Our database of over 58,000 print, software and media items helps you find up-to-date information. There are over 10,000 links to full online content to help you get what you need, right now!
  • We will lend, email or supply photocopies as appropriate usually the same day, with no charges.
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NFPA Codes online: Free registration and viewing of NFPA codes & standards online.

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