“I am seeing a wider range of reading. Teachers are using books in class they never would have.” (Principal)


The goal of MyLibraryNYC is to partner with schools to support reading, research, and independent study by creating easy access to the 17 million items in the collections of NYC’s three public library systems.

Participating schools can order on-site delivery of curated teacher sets (e.g. a class library of books on a topic of a paper assignment), book club sets (multiple copies of a single book), and individual books. They can also access e-books and educational and research databases.

Outreach librarians from the public libraries work with school librarians to provide them with the collections they need to be even more effective. They also train teachers on choosing engaging, relevant resources from the public libraries' rich collections, filling classrooms with diverse learning materials.

MyLibraryNYC educator library cards allow teachers to borrow up to 100 books for up to 60 days, fine-free. Special student cards allow fine-free access at library branches across the city.

Order books today to provide your students with:
  • Diverse reading options from independent and international publishers
  • Multiple perspectives and viewpoints on historical events
  • Innovative new texts on science and technology
  • A range of electronic and print materials to enhance any research project
  • World language materials