How do I validate my NYPL account?

I applied for a card online, and I got a temporary account (expiring in two weeks). How can I get an online library card that will not expire so soon?


When you had applied for your library card our online application system was not able to verify your location in New York State, so you were issued a temporary card, This card is valid for 14 days.

To extend this further, please show staff proof of home address, and if you live outside of New York, proof that you currently work, attend school, or own property in New York State. 

The fastest way to show proof and have your card validated is to visit any NYPL location in the Bronx, Manhattan or Staten Island: 

Please see this page for accepted documentation to verify proof of address.

  • Last Updated Mar 03, 2022
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  • Answered By Bernard -AskNYPL

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