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A pile of red New York Public Library Cards with "Knowledge is Power" stamped on their bottom.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. 

Apply for an NYPL digital library card online and get NYPL help with any questions!

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.

Apply for a NYPL Digital Library Card online* or get a Regular NYPL Library Card**. For help, click here to find NYPL's help webpage!

*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.

Brooklyn Public

Whether you're located in Brooklyn or not, anyone may also sign up for a BPL free digital library eCard from the Brooklyn Public Library, which also gives you free access to tons of resources:

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Apply for a BPL eCard online* or get a Regular BPL Library Card**. For help, click here to find BPL's help webpage!

*BPL eCards are available free of charge to anyone.

**Regular BPL Cards are available free of charge to any person who lives, works, attends school or pays property taxes in New York State.

Queens Public

Whether you're located in Queens or not, anyone may also sign up for a QPL free digital library eCard from the Queens Public Library, which also gives you free access to tons of resources:

125 Things To Do at QPL - Queens Public Library

Apply for a QPL eCard online* or get a Regular QPL Library Card**. For help, click here to find QPL's help webpage!

*QPL eCards are available free of charge to anyone.

**Regular QPL 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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