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Remote Resources

Information about accessing library services and materials from off campus

Digital Library Cards

Getting a Digital Library Card via the NYPL Website

All students, faculty, and staff at colleges and universities throughout New York State are eligible for an NYPL library card, and can sign up to gain immediate access* to the Library’s remote resources here [].

*Important note: students and faculty at NYS institutions who are signing up from a computer outside of New York State will not receive immediate remote access and should validate their card by email following the instructions in the new user welcome email. 

Get a Library Card through the SimplyE App

NYPL library cards are also available via the SimplyE app. Access instructions for iOS and Android are below:




The following resources are available for access with a valid NYPL card, and access to each resource has been temporarily expanded to NYPL cardholders working from home, courtesy of each database provider.

History and Humanities

Music and Theatre


For more remote resources from NYPL, please visit

Online Programming

All NYPL virtual and onsite program details can be accessed via their Events [] page, but much of our Research-specific programming can also be found on our Center for Research in the Humanities [] website. These events are often followed by a blog post [], which includes the video and related research resources.