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Textbooks and eTextbooks: Nassau Library System

Digital Library Card

 Two or more libraries are better than one!

Is the ebook you needed for your class assignment already on loan in Overdrive? Are you looking for a streaming media title, but just can't seem to find it at the NCC Library? Talk to our Librarians  first for the best options and remember that you have resources in more than one place.

Don't forget the resources in your local public library! If you do not currently have a library card, apply for one.  It's free. It's easy. If you are a Nassau County resident, apply for a temporary digital card here and let the access begin.


NLS Member Libraries


Is your local library a member of  NLS?  Click here for a list of member libraries!

New York Public Library


A free library card is your key to everything The New York Public Library has to offer. Anyone who lives, works, or studies in the state of New York can get a free library card at The New York Public Library. 


  Click here to apply. 




NOVELNY is an online library of literally hundreds of magazines, newspapers, maps, charts, research and reference books that are available to every New Yorker, free of charge. All you need is your public library card, New York driver license -or- New York Non-Driver ID. Students may also access the NOVELny databases through their school or academic library.

Access information 24 hours a day, 7 days a week from your desktop by logging on to NOVELny—the New York Online Virtual Electronic Library. A wide variety of resources − books, magazines, newspapers, research and reference sources and more are available to New York State residents with NO FEES 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Nassau Library System




About the Nassau Library System

The Nassau Library System is a cooperative library system chartered under State Educational Law 255. It is a consortium comprised of 54 member libraries and a Service Center for the libraries. Each member library is independent, autonomous, supported by local taxes, and governed by its own board of trustees. All public libraries in Nassau County are members of NLS.

The Nassau Library System is governed by a Board of Trustees elected pursuant to the requirements of Education Law and the By-laws of the Nassau Library System. The member library trustees nominate and elect NLS Trustees.

The Service Center is managed by the Director of the Nassau Library System. The Director is appointed by the NLS Board of Trustees. The Director functions within the policies established by the NLS Board, the regulations of the NY State Commissioner of Education and the Board of Regents, as well as the requirements of the New York State Division of Library Development.

The Nassau Library System was created to foster quality public library service in Nassau County, to enhance the public library resources and services available, to effect economies in operations, to provide training and continuing education opportunities, and to stimulate development of public library service in unserved areas.

Suffolk Cooperative Library System

 Not a resident of Nassau County, but you live in Suffolk County?  Click here for information about the Suffolk Cooperative Library System.