How many locations are there?

There are 65 locations.

How do I apply for a Library card?

You can sign up for a library card in-person or online.

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.

If you are at least 12 years old, you can sign up for a library card online, click here to begin.

To sign up for a library card in-person, please go to the check-out counter at your local library with proof of identification and address.

How old do I have to be to get a Library card?

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.

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

How long until I need a new library card?

Library cards expire every 5 years.

I lost my card. How do I replace it?

If you have had a card before and it is lost, stolen or expired, please visit any Queens Public Library location and speak to a Customer Service Representative.

How much are late fees?

Extended use fees are charged when items are returned after the due date, which is printed on the customer receipt. Extended use fees are charged for each late day including weekends, holidays, and any other day Queens Public Library is closed.

Adult Materials are $.25 per item, per day; Senior Citizens (Pre-registered) are $.10 per item, per day; Children's materials are $.10 per item, per day; Videos/DVDs/Computer Games are $1.00 per item per day; Tablets/DVD Multisets/ Computer Games Multisets are $2.00 per item, per day.

Other items: Lost Library card replacement fee $2; Missing item label $1; Non-NYS resident library card: one year $50; Collection agency service fee $6; Returned check fee $25; Lost video/DVD case $2; Lost CD $1; Lost/damaged materials processing, per item, non-refundable $8.

I lost the book, DVD or CD that I borrowed. How much will it cost to replace it?

The price of the item plus a non-refundable $8 processing fee.

What is the Read Down your Fines program?

Children and young adults up to age 21 are eligible to read down their fees in the library. For every 1/2 hour of reading they receive $1.00 to be used toward fees on their library card.