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. A NYPL library card offers borrowing privileges as well as access to a good number of online databases.
How do I apply for a Library Card?
New Rochelle residents and property owners, students attending local schools, and employees of New Rochelle businesses are all eligible to apply for a New Rochelle Public Library card. Simply bring proof of identity and residency to the registration desk at the library. Residents use a driver’s license or a checkbook with an imprinted name and street address to document residence. Otherwise, you may bring proof of identity, and two of the following to prove residency: rent receipt, property tax bill, electric/gas or telephone bill, a postcard or envelope recently cancelled and delivered by the postal service. Students attending college in New Rochelle can use a valid school ID or a “paid” tuition bill. Employees should provide documentation of employment in New Rochelle.
A non-resident card is issued by the Westchester Library System for anyone not covered above. This card is good at any WLS library and is issued for one (1) year at the cost of $75.00.