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If you live, work or go to school in New York State, you are eligible for a free New York Public library card. Visit the following URL for more information.
With a NYPL library card, you will have access to some of their online databases remotely and on-site, visit the following URL for information about their databases.
Public libraries make a range of electronic resources available to their members. Be sure to check with your local public library to see what is available to you electronically.
NOVELNY, the New York Online Virtual Electronic Library, also provides access to a large number of e-resources available to NY State residents. You must be a NY State resident to use this service. You will login with your NYS Driver Licence or NYS Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) Non-Driver ID number.
Individuals qualifying for one of the following user categories may apply for a New York State Library Borrower's Card or a New York State Resident Borrower's Card. A NYSL Borrower's Card or NYS Resident Borrower's Card allows individuals to borrow books and other materials, as well as, access online journals, online newspapers and other online resources 24/7 from work or home.
Individuals can also request a New York State Library Borrower's Card application or a New York State Resident Borrower's Card application one of the following ways: