Department of Records and Information Services
Reports to Counsel to the Mayor
The Department of Records and Information Services preserves and maintains the City’s records and publications through the Municipal Archives, the Municipal Records Management Division, and the City Hall Library. The Department currently responds to more than 65,000 requests annually and provides the public and City agencies access to approximately 160,000 cubic feet of historically valuable City records and photos, and a unique collection of nearly 260,000 books, official government reports, studies and other publications. Through its Web site, the Department also provides electronic access to official reports issued by New York City government agencies.