All YPL buildings are closed until further notice.  For information on our reopening plans, visit our Reopening FAQ.

Library Card Application

While our library buildings are closed due to the COVID-19 outbreak, you can still apply for a library card in order to access our digital collections.

Fill out and submit the form below. A member of our staff will email you with a library card barcode that you can use to log into and access our eBooks and subscription online resources. For help, email info@ypl.org or call 914-375-7953.

I live in Westchester County, but not Yonkers
Only your home library can issue you a card. Once you get it, it will be honored in Yonkers and any other Westchester library
I don't live in Westchester, but work or attend school in Yonkers
No problem, just show us proof of your employment or enrollment and you will receive a Yonkers Card. Please register in person; do not use the on-line form.
I live in the Bronx
No problem, we love our southern neighbors! Register in person, or use the on-line form.
None of the above
You may purchase a card directly from the Westchester Library System for an annual fee of $75. Download the form here:

Apply In Person: Visit any branch of Yonkers Public Library to get a library card while you wait. Just show us a picture ID and proof of address.

Apply Online: Use the form below, and a library card will be mailed to your home in a few days.

Library Application Form
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Format ex. (000)000-0000
* Children 12 and under: when your card arrives in the mail, it will include a form that a parent or guardian has to sign. Your card will be activated when you return the form, in person, to any branch of the library.
Pick a four-number code to get on-line access to your account. If you leave it blank, your PIN will be the last four digits of your home phone.