New York City has its advantages, even if you're stuck inside due to cold weather or, say, a pandemic. If you live, work or attend school in New York, you can apply online for a free NYPL digital library card from the New York Public Library, which gives you free access to a bonafide bonanza of resources that you don't have to leave your couch to check out:
There's some overlap with The Cooper Union library's digital resources, but generally an NYPL card acts more as an expansion pack, bringing even more options for education, entertainment, and inspiration into your living room.
NYPL Cards are available to any person who lives, works, attends school or pays property taxes in New York State is eligible to receive a New York Public Library card free of charge.
*NYPL Digital Library Cards are available free of charge to anyone.
**Regular NYPL Library Cards are available free of charge to any person who lives, works, attends school or pays property taxes in New York State.
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7 E 7th St.
New York, NY