[WATCH] These Librarians at New York Public Library Are the Human Google

The New York Public Library has an interesting service where you can call a librarian with any question and they will look up the answer for you. Through the phone number, 917-ASK-NYPL, an actual human librarian will attempt to answer your questions through NYPL’s vast archives.

Our friends at Great Big Story recently went down to the library to see what it’s all about.

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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