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The Helpful Humans at the New York Public Library Who Answer Researchable Questions by Phone

Great Big Story visited the newly restored and historic New York Public Library to speak with the knowledgable staff of librarians who offer answers to researchable questions over the phone. The department has been in existence for over 40 years and has fielded a number of wonderfully random questions. In fact, a box of written inquiries were discovered in late 2014.

At the New York Public Library, you can call a librarian who will answer any researchable question you might have. The help-line has been around for over 40 years, and to this day it receives more than 30,000 calls a year. Need to know the color of an arctic fox’s eyes? Ever wonder if there are full moons every night in Acapulco? Well, if Google isn’t your thing, these librarians have got your answer

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