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NYPL Digital Library Card: Home

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 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 at, and feel free to email us at with any questions - we're happy to troubleshoot with you!

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