Get Your ID

Brooklyn Public Library is spreading the word on getting identification.

Having an ID is one of the keys to success. Learn how to apply for a birth certificate, Social Security card and non-driver State ID.

NYC Get Your ID Visit the official Get Your ID website for information on how to obtain ID at

Get Your ID Campaign

This is part of New York City's
Get Your ID campaign known as "ID=".

The goal of the "ID=" project is to help New Yorkers:

  • Learn about the types of government-issued IDs
  • Understand the importance of having an ID
  • Learn how to apply for each type of ID
Young Men's Initiative

This program is part of New York City's Young Men's Initiative which aims to improve the quality of life of young black and Latino men in New York City. While developing this initiative, the Mayor's Office discovered that having a government ID will make it easier for all New Yorkers to:

  • Apply for jobs
  • Open up bank accounts
  • Receive government benefits and services

The Mayor also signed Executive Order 150 that encourages City agencies to help their clients access forms of ID.

Types of Identification

There are many types of government-issued identification. Go to the Get Your ID website to learn how to get the 3 basic forms of ID:

  • Birth certificate
  • Social Security card
  • Non-driver State ID

Please ask at any of our locations if you have questions or if you need further assistance.