IDNYC's office is open by appointment only in Central Library's new Civic Commons. Regardless of your legal status, if you’re 10 and older and live in New York City, make an appointment to visit an IDNYC enrollment center at the Central Library.

IDNYC isn’t just a government-issued identification card -  It’s an opportunity to take advantage of all that The Big Apple can offer!  Gain free and discounted admission to some of NYC’s leading museums, movie theaters and public events, and great savings on local and neighbourhood services and health and wellness centers.

Here’s some other things you can do with your idNYC card:
  • Use as ID to enter public buildings, such as schools and city service agencies
  • Open a bank or credit union account at one of several financial institutions across New York City (see full list on the IDNYC website)
  • Use as a library card at Brooklyn Public Library, New York Public Library, and Queens Public Library. For more information, please speak to a staff member at your local branch.




Get an IDNYC

Interested? If you would like to apply for a new card or a replacement card, please make an appointment. Central Library's IDNYC office is available by appointment only.

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Central Library Revitalization

Central Library's IDNYC office is located in the new Civic Commons. This space was part of Phase One of Central Library's renovations.

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