Why you should get a New York City library card

Did you know… I stole this from the New York Times (small time readership compared to America Josh but you may have heard of it).

Do you have a New York City library card? If so, you can now go to the Whitney Museum, the Guggenheim and 31 other prominent New York cultural institutions for free.

To get yourself a library card, you just head over to the New York Public Library website:

Any person who lives, works, attends school or pays property taxes in New York State is eligible to receive a New York Public Library card free of charge. Use of a New York Public Library card is non-transferrable, i.e., can only be used by the person whose name appears on the card.

New York City Residents (within the 5 boroughs), non-residents who work or attend school in NYC, and out of state visitors can submit a partial application online, then visit a library location to validate and pick up the card. To apply for a card please fill out this form.

Once you’ve got your card, you just need to apply for a (now) free culturepass.nyc! Use your library card number and pin to make reservations, and some of the inclusions, like the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, allow entry for up to four people!

ALSO, in addition to all that culture, you can also stream almost 30,000 movies FOR FREE using your library card with Kanopy! I mean… It’s like the deal that keeps on giving.

Go on, get yourself a library card.

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