New York City has its advantages, even if you're stuck inside. 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 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 Library's card is free for anyone who lives, works, pays property taxes or goes to school in New York state. Sign up for a BPL library card and get access to tons of resources:
For help, click here to find BPL's help webpage!
Whether located in Queens or not, anyone may sign up for a QPL free digital library eCard, which gives you free access to tons of resources:
*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.