NYPL releases limited-edition ‘Knowledge is Power’ library cards

Posted On Mon, October 29, 2018 By

Posted On Mon, October 29, 2018 By In City Living

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The New York Public Library launched on Monday a limited-edition library card highlighting the message behind all public libraries: knowledge is power. The special black and silver card serves as a reminder to New Yorkers to fight misinformation, stay informed, and, of course, visit your local library. The card is available at NYPL‘s 92 locations across the Bronx, Manhattan, and Staten Island for a limited time.


“Public libraries have always been at the foundation of our democracy of informed citizens: we preserve and make accessible fact. We offer knowledge, education and opportunity to all,” NYPL President Anthony Marx said. “We are the great equalizers. Armed with knowledge, all of us have the power to do anything.”

Just 70,000 cards are available on a first come, first served basis. Begin your library card application here, and be ready to verify your address at the branch. You can also apply in person at any NYPL location. Cardholders can trade old cards for a special edition one, but the $1 replacement fee still applies.

These library cards will also offer free access to more than 30 museums and cultural institutions across all five boroughs–a new initiative that the NYPL launched this summer.


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