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New York Public Library : NYPL - Resources & Collections

A 92 Library Branch system that services Manhattan, the Bronx and Staten Island, plus anyone who lives, works or goes to school in New York State.

NYPL - Resources and Collections


eBooks at the New York Public Library Over 300,000 plus eBooks & audiobooks available    

  • NYIT eReader App (SimplyE) Get the app on the App Store and Google Play 
  • AudioBook Cloud - listen to audio books in many different categories including fiction, nonfiction and classics. These books are always available, never on hold, and do not need to be downloaded
  • OverDrive - Access movies, video, audiobooks, eBooks, via this third party app for use with a wide variety of eReaders including Kindle, portable devices, PC's and Macs  (App Store and Google Play) . Need Help with OverDrive?
  • Cloud Library - Explore eBooks via this third party app for use with Kindle, iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, Android, products and Windows PCs (App Store and Google Play)  Need Help with Cloud Library?
  • BARD (Braille & Audio Reading Download) - Accessible eBooks, Magazines and More - If you have a visual impairment, physical print disability or dyslexia visit the Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book Library to get free access to the BARD collection of e-audiobooks, e-audio magazines and electronic braille. 
  • Digital Collections provides free access to more than 800,000 digitized items from the holdings of the New York Public Library
  • Digital Research Books - this project collects digital versions of research books from any different sources into one convenient place to search
  • Google Books - The Library, in partnership  with Google has digitized more than 400,000 books from its historic collection


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NYPL - Library Resolutions in 2021!Sign up for a Library Card ; Download the NYPL and SimplyE Apps; Sign up for Book of the DayGet Library book bundles just for you with Shelf HelpSubscribe to our podcast, The Librarian Is In; Events Calendar/Attend an Online Event"Get Lit" and join our Virtual Book ClubTry something from an NYPL Book List - 125 Books we Love, Best Books of 2020, 125 NYC Books we love, Black Liberation Reading List; Essentials Reads of Feminism, NYPL Top Checkouts of 2020; Introduce a young reader to Online StorytimeSign up for NYPL Connect and more Library updates/NYPL Newsletter



New York Public Library Remote Access to Resources Link: 
Library Resources You Can Access From Home

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How to Access the Library's Digital Resources 24/7

The Library has plenty of online tools for everyone. Discover the our wide range of digital resources — including e-books, e-audiobooks, databases, our Digital Collections, and more. Whether you're at the Library, at school, or at home, you can access a wide range of resources with your library card. Need to manage your account after hours or remotely? You can renew books and more. Don't forget to sign up for email updates for the latest news from the Library. (En español)


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Community Support Resources

During these challenging times, the Library is here to help our communities to find the resources they need. NYPL has collected a selection of links to help our patrons find important information and help. Explore these categories to find tips for economic resources, health and wellness services, housing information, and more.


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Remote Learning Resources: Kids & Teens

The Library has loads of resources available for all ages. You can find complete, trustworthy information quickly using the Library’s online tools. Visit this vital digital tool for young learners and their parents and caretakers while NYPL is temporarily closed.


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Remote Learning Resources for Educators

The Library has a wide array of resources to support New York’s educators, whether they’re teaching online, looking for materials to support their curriculum, or connecting students with engaging learning aids.


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Research at NYPL: Remote Access to Collections and Services

Need remote access to the Library's research collections and services? Get help from the research librarians and curators at AskNYPL, explore thousands of scholarly e-books, use our electronic document delivery services, and more.



New York Public Library Link to Health Alerts and Information 
Up-to-Date Health Alerts & Information

Notify NYC

Check New York City's official source of emergency alerts for recent updates. Text "COVID" to 692692 to get the latest updates about coronavirus from Notify NYC.

NYC Health: Coronavirus

Learn about COVID-19 symptoms and prevention, and see the current case count in New York City.

New York State Department of Health: Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Review FAQs, press releases, and other information related to 2019 novel (new) coronavirus.

CDC: Coronavirus Disease 2019

Look to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for some of the most comprehensive information available regarding the coronavirus outbreak.

Where to Find Up-to-Date Information on Coronavirus (COVID-19) for New York City Residents

New Yorkers have contacted the Library's reference desk seeking answers about 2019 novel (new) coronavirus. Here's a list of websites with updated information on the virus and prevention.

COVID-19 Resources Available via Telephone

Learn about COVID-19 resources via telephone for New Yorkers.


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