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* Education: Free ebook options

Free books from New York Public Library

Did you know that the New York Public Library offers online access to books from a range of scholarly presses?  If you need remote access to a book that is not available electronically through University of Rochester's libraries, try checking out some of the options below.

You will need to sign up for a free New York Public Library Card by following these steps...

Anyone who lives or attends school in New York State can apply for a library card for free. Start by filling out this form: https://www.nypl.org/library-card/new/?form_type=nys

After you apply online, e-mail your valid identification (e.g. New York State license or College photo ID and housing agreement) to patronaccounts@nypl.org to get free online access to materials. For a complete list of valid forms of identification, visit https://www.nypl.org/help/library-card/terms-conditions#Eligibility/

Once you have signed up for a New York Public Library Card, check out...