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Get a Library Card

Apply in Person

You may obtain a free library card if you live, work, go to school, or own property in New York State. Children 11 years old and younger must have a parent or guardian who resides at the same address sign for permission to get a library card.

New Chapter Library Card

Children and young adults whose borrowing privileges have been blocked due to fees owed may apply for a New Chapter library card. New Chapter library cards permit the borrowing of up to five books or periodicals at a time. It is available only to those under 18 years of age.. You must apply in person. Online registrations are not available for New Chapter cards. Children 11 years old and younger must have a parent or guardian who resides at the same address sign for permission to get a New Chapter library card.

Apply Online

If you are 12 or older, you may now register online to obtain a free Queens Library card.

Extended Use Fees

Extended use fees are charged when items are returned after the due date. Fees are charged for each late day, including weekends, holidays, and any other day the Library is closed.

My Account

This online service provides library account information to Queens Library customers. You may place requests for many types of materials to be held for you at a specific location. You can also determine what materials are overdue, what materials are being held for you, and what extended use fees you may owe.

PIN

A PIN is the acronym for "Personal Identification Number." Your library PIN is four digits in length. A PIN is necessary to check out items, sign up for a computer, and use the online "My Account" feature.

Read Down Your Fees

This program allows children and young adults through age 21 to spend time reading in the library to get financial credit to pay for fees charged against their Queens Library cards.

Using Your Card

You may borrow materials (books, CDs, DVDs, magazines, video games, etc.) free from the Central Library or any of the community libraries.