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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. 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.

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 account
  • 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.
Interested? Here’s the next step:

Application and Application Guide: Fill it out online and print, or pick one up at an idNYC enrollment center at the Central Library. Both the application and the guide are offered in over 30 different languages. Please note that you can fill out the application online but you must write your signature by hand.

The Central Library idNYC enrollment office is by appointment only. Call 311 or visit for more information.

Central Library Location:  

10 Grand Army Plaza (first floor near the Passport Office)
Brooklyn, NY 11238



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