These resources will inspire and educate those seeking more information on gardening, landscaping or horticulture. The information included in this collection varies from inspirational to instructional, such as: The biology of various plant species, how to create floral arrangements, easy-to-use landscape design tips, developing landscaping contracts, pruning flowers correctly, urban landscape planning, using computer graphics in landscape design, conducting conservation research, the best time to plant trees, and which plants are indigenous to particular area.

This special collection of more than 250 home improvement-focused titles covers many  subject areas including: Architectural techniques, building design, decorating, holiday and party planning, home maintenance, interior and exterior painting, roofing, room updates, small project management tips, tool and material selection, and zoning requirements. 

Get instant access to information on luxurious resorts, popular tourist attractions, geographic facts, great restaurants and more. This special collection allows for focused study of all areas of the hospitality industry, including the cultural aspects of travel and leisure activities, the economic impact of tourism and more. Find a wealth of information, from content on state parks to information on planning a vacation, to full-text travel guides from Fodor’s and Hunter Publishing.

New York Heritage is a research portal that provides free access to hundreds of thousands of items dealing with New York State History.  The collections represent a broad range of historical, scholarly, and cultural materials held in libraries, museums, and archives throughout the state. Collection items include photographs, letters, diaries, directories, maps, newspapers, books, and more.

Includes 1000 of the most searched magazines; this database is 100% full text and includes over 600 titles including Consumer Reports, Time, National Geographic, The New Yorker, Newsweek, Vanity Fair, US News and World Report, Vogue, Fortune, Business Week, National Review, Cosmopolitan.  Also access transcripts, videos and podcasts from National Public Radio and television shows such as “Today” and “Meet the Press.” 

Any student who is unable to read standard print due to a diagnosed print or physical disability is eligible for membership in the New York State Talking Book & Braille Library (TBBL).  Our web page: www.nysl.nysed.gov/tbbl

 TBBL is part of the New York State Library in Albany and serves residents and institutions in the 55 counties of upstate New York, including Westchester.  TBBL is a free service for your qualifying students and is a joint program of the National Library Service and the New York State Education Department.