Verifying Your Identity

To get your library card, you'll need to present proof of your identity and proof of your New York State address.

This can be one of the following New York State IDs:

  • Your driver's license
  • Your learner's permit (with photo)
  • Your non-driver's identification card

OR one of these photo IDs:

  • Your employee photo ID card
  • Your NYC welfare ID card
  • Your photo college/university ID
  • Your passport
  • Your photo alien registration card
  • Your military ID card
  • Your professional, vocational, or union photo ID

AND one of these with your address:

  • Your Medicare card
  • Your working papers
  • Your transit pass
  • Your New York State motor vehicle registration
  • Your current rental or lease agreement
  • A check or checkbook with your name and address
  • A tax bill or receipt
  • A bank statement from within the last three months
  • A rent bill from the last three months
  • A utility bill (electric, gas, phone, TV, etc.) from the last three months
  • Any piece of your mail delivered within the last three months