Although you can’t go the library to pick up books anymore, you can still get lots of reading done while you’re at home!
If you have a library card, you can download it, sign in, and will immediately have access to over 300,000 e-books and audiobooks, from bestsellers to classics. And if you don’t have a library card? Have no fear, you can easily apply for one remotely.
“New York residents can apply for a New York Public Library card through SimplyE to gain access to an array of digital resources,” they state on their website. “After registering, it may take a few hours to receive your barcode in order to access the Library’s digital resources. Please check the instructions for Android here and for iOS here.”
Because of the surge of e-book checkouts during the library’s closure, they have implemented a limit on checkouts. You will only be able to check out up to three books at a time. As soon as you return one, however, you will get access to another one (and you can always return early!).
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