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Resources for Learning and Teaching Remotely

This guide lists a few of the electronic resources that are available to help students and faculty in the distance learning environment

Get an NYPL Card Online!

Some branches of the NYPL are now open with limited services. To get a library card, download the NYPL's free SimplyE app (for Android or iPhone) and follow the instructions during setup. Anyone who lives, works, or goes to school in NYC is eligible. Once you have an account, you can access a wide variety of online resources, including tutoring, e-books, and databases.

NYPL Grab-and-Go for Physical Books

NYPL has select locations open for their Grab & Go services. This program allows you to request materials (like books and DVDs), though the NYPL online catalog and then pick up the materials in person. Not all branches are open, but you can request materials from any library in the system!

NYPL Tutoring

The NYPL offerers online tutoring from 2pm-11pm. While it is focused on teens, subjects include many introductory college classes. Check out the details on the NYPL's Free Online Tutoring page. 

Ancestry from the NYPL

NYPL library card holders have access to Ancestry genealogical and historical database. While it is primarily a database for genealogical research, it also contains primary source historical records including the US Census, photographs, and maps. For access, visit the Ancestry Library Edition NYPL page, click on the "Connect to Database" link, and enter your NYPL card information.