New York Chooses Britannica for Statewide E-Resources

February 6, 2017

Britannica Digital Learning announced that, in an agreement with the New York State Library, its e-resources are to be included in the NOVELNY (New York Online Virtual Electronic Library) statewide collection from July 1, 2017, through June 30, 2020.

Selected because of the quality and breadth of its resources, Encyclopædia Britannica’s products are made freely available to New Yorkers via NOVELNY, an online virtual library connecting New Yorkers to 21st-century information via libraries and library systems statewide.

Beginning July 1, 2017, the following Britannica databases will be freely available to over 5,900 public, school, academic, and special libraries currently registered for NOVELNY and to individuals who are residents of New York state that visit

Britannica School

Britannica Academic

Britannica Escolar

“We have had a great relationship with all of the public education institutions in New York over the years, and we are proud and delighted to be able to make our flagship resources available on a statewide basis—which will make it easier for everyone to access and use Britannica digital products,” said Michael Ross, Senior Vice President.

If your New York library is not registered, please see the For Librarians link on or contact the NOVELNY Help Desk toll-free at 877-277-0250 or in the Capital District at 518-486-6012.

About Britannica Digital Learning

Britannica Digital Learning provides high-quality, standards-aligned digital education materials that make teaching and learning more effective. Recognized for curriculum relevant content, unparalleled expert knowledge, deep research capabilities, and multimedia resources, Britannica brings state of the art products to all grade levels. Products include: Britannica LaunchPacks: Social Studies, Britannica SchoolBritannica AcademicImageQuest, Original Sources, and e-books. Britannica Digital Learning is a division of Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc., with headquarters in Chicago.

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Provided by the New York State Library, NOVELNY is a Statewide Internet Library connecting New Yorkers to 21st Century information. NOVELNY enables libraries across New York State to give their communities online access to the full text of thousands of journals, newspapers and other references. NOVELNY is supported with temporary federal Library Services and Technology Act funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).

For all resource inquiries, please contact: [email protected]