Central Library

Society, Sciences & Technology

All Brooklyn Public Library locations will be closed on Thursday, November 27th for Thanksgiving.

Get information on everything from education to car repair or from technology to cooking in the Society, Sciences, and Technology (SST) division. Popular with students and researchers, the SST division is replete with statistical information and data on current issues.

The SST Division includes:

Subjects

Find books and other materials on the following topics:

  • Astronomy
  • Biology and Genetics
  • Chemistry
  • Computers
  • Cooking and Nutrition
  • Diet and Exercise
  • Economics and Finance
  • Education
  • Environmental Issues
  • Families and Relationships
  • Government Publications and Law (see below)
  • Health and Medicine
  • Mathematics and Physics
  • Philosophy
  • Psychology
  • Sociology and Cultural Anthropology
Special Collections Microfiche Collection

Government publications on microfiche arranged by SuDoc numbers (including the Serial Set from the 99th Congress to the current one, selected congressional bills, resolutions, committee hearings 1985-2005).

Foundation Center's Cooperating Collection

Find grants for both individuals and institutions in this print and online collection. The Foundation Directory Online Database is available for use at our public computers only in SST.

Government Publications

This library is a selective Federal Depository. The collection includes but is not limited to:

  • New York City Documents
    • NYC Administrative Code and Charter (including local laws)
    • Official Compilation of Rules of the City of New York
  • New York State Documents
    • NY State Register
  • Federal Documents
    • Population & Housing Census Reports (1910-2000)
    • Congressional Record (1873-Current)
    • IRS publications
    • Code of Federal Regulations/Federal Register
Law Collection
  • New York State Consolidated Law Service (Annotated Statutes with Forms)
  • United States Code Congressional and Administrative News (including Legislative Histories)
  • U. S. Code Service
  • United States Supreme Court Reports
Government Websites

The following are selected government websites that can be accessed via icons on the public workstations in Society, Sciences & Technology:

  • Census.gov (Census Bureau)
  • Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (CDC)
  • Foreign Relations of the United States (Dept. of State)
  • Crime in the United States (FBI)
  • Handbook of Forensic Services (FBI)
  • International Classification of Diseases(ICD), Ninth Revision, (CDC)
  • World Fact Book (CIA)
Other Government Websites
  • Information about Environmental Remediation Projects in your Community :
    Brownfields are properties where redevelopment is complicated by actual or suspected environmental contamination from past land usage. Because of New York City's long industrial history, brownfields are found in areas throughout the five boroughs.

    The New York City Office of Environmental Remediation offers programs that encourage environmental investigation of lightly-to-moderately contaminated sites and that oversee cleanup appropriate to a site's new end use. Information about each of these projects in Brooklyn is available here.