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.
See all the resources available without ever stepping into a physical Library!
Adult and teen users may either apply online or in person at any New York Public Library location or Library-sponsored event. Applications for children ages 11 and under must be completed in person, and require the signature of a parent or guardian.
When you apply for a card online, you will receive a 7-digit temporary barcode.
The NYPL has access to many databases that are not available through the NCC Library. You may visit a branch, or limit your search to a subject and to databases available at home with a card.
Here are some of the databases you might want to check out!
Columbia Granger's World of Poetry: Poetry, criticism, commentary, biography
Credo Reference: Online full-text of reference book collections
Mango Languages: Interactive language learning
Morningstar Investment Research Center: Financial info and reports
Oxford Art Online: Oxford Art Reference including Grove Dictionary of Art
Oxford English Dictionary: The online version of the OED
Oxford Music Online: Grove Music Online,The Oxford Dictionary of Music
Sociological Abstracts: Abstracts of international literature in sociology