Remote Learning Resources for Educators
The New York Public Library has a wide array of resources to support New York’s educators, whether they’re teaching online, looking for materials to support their curriculum, or connecting students with engaging learning aids. Check out the options below for one-on-one staff support, extensive digital resources, and materials from partner organizations. We also have resources for kids and teens, along with our weekday storytimes brought directly to you by our expert children's librarians.
The Library's School Outreach librarians are offering virtual office hours to help educators find materials and resources for their classes.
Your library card is your key to our extensive resources which are accessible for both educators and students engaging in distance learning due to school closures.
Find additional study tools, activities, and more through partner organizations and other external sites.
Get Started With SimplyE
With your library card, it's easier than ever to choose from more than 300,000 e-books on SimplyE, The New York Public Library's free e-reader app. Library cardholders can gain access to an array of digital resources for all ages, including e-books, audiobooks, databases, and more.
If you don’t have an NYPL library card, New York State residents can apply for a digital card through the Library’s SimplyE app (available on the App Store or Google Play). Once you’ve received your barcode and PIN, explore SimplyE to discover hundreds of thousands of e-books, plus visit our website to find many more digital resources. You can also find your library card number by logging into your library account with your SimplyE username and pin. The 14 digit library card number is displayed underneath your name.
Patrons 13 years and older can apply for their own library cards. Patrons 12 and under will need a parent or caregiver to create an account. Note: These accounts cannot be restricted to only children’s materials.
After registering, it may take a few hours to receive your barcode in order to access the Library’s digital resources. Once you sign up for a card through SimplyE, you will need to select a home library after your barcode has been emailed to you. Log into your account and click on Settings to set your Preferred Pickup location.
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