Any person who lives, works, attends school or pays property taxes in New York State is eligible to receive a Brooklyn Public Library card free of charge.
See what is available through BPL right from your computer!
Residents ages 13 and older can fill out the online application and choose to pick up their library cards at Brooklyn Public Library (BPL) or have it mailed.
All ages can visit any of BPL's 60 locations and apply in person.
If you live outside of New York but work or go to school in New York State, you may apply in person for a free BPL library card.
The BPL as 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!
ABI-Inform Research: Business articles including Wall Street Journal
African-American Research: Scholarly documents and primary research
Black Women Writers: The works from Africa and the African Diaspora
Caribbean Literature: Caribbean poems, plays, novels, short stories
Lynda.com: Training videos in many subjects
Mango Languages: Interactive language learning
New York Times: The New York Times: Late Edition (East Coast) from 1980 to the present