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Download NYPL’s e-reader app to access e-books and audiobooks—all for free.

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    How to Apply: A Step-by-Step Guide

    New York state residents can apply for a New York Public Library card through SimplyE to access a wide array of digital resources, including e-books, audiobooks, and databases available from home—plus borrow physical materials through our temporary Grab & Go service. Please note that you must be within New York State when applying in order to fully access and complete the application.
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