The Library & Archives is currently open to researchers by appointment.
Although our Library collections do not directly circulate to the public, we do loan out many WCS Library books and other resources through interlibrary loan. Please contact your library to coordinate your request.
How do I find out what the Archives holds?
The Archives is the institutional repository for the records of the Wildlife Conservation Society, which began in 1895 as the New York Zoological Society. Finding aids are available for many of our processed collections. Please consult Archives > Collections for more information.
WCS began managing the City Zoos (Central Park, Queens, and Prospect Park) in the 1980s. Records from the City Zoos created prior to WCS's management are held by the NYC Municipal Archives.