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How do I get a library card?

Adult & teen users may apply online. Applications for children must be completed in-person at the library & require the signature of a parent or guardian. Note: Applications submitted online may take up to one month for processing & delivery. Valid identification must be presented to Library staff for verification before the card may be used to borrow materials or reserve a computer. You may also apply in-person at any New York Public Library location or Library-sponsored event.