I'm a student in NYS. How do I validate my digital library card?
The fastest way to validate a new online library card is to visit any NYPL location in the Bronx, Manhattan or Staten Island:
If validating in person, you will need to show photo ID, proof of permanent home address, and proof of enrollment in a university, college, or school here in New York State.
Please see this page for accepted documentation to verify identity, proof of address, and student status:
Proof of enrollment includes current student ID or recent bursar's statement.
Students who are unable to visit an NYPL location may validate by email.
- Send an e-mail to email@example.com from your New York State school's email address
- In the Subject line type “Card Validation”
- Include your NYPL card number
- Attach proof of your permanent home address (wherever home may be)