Location Sharing

Brooklyn Public Library gives patrons the option to receive instant access to our digital collection when they sign up online for a library card. This card type is called a Welcome Card. To receive a barcode and PIN during online signup, applicants must accept the prompt to share their computer's location.

Welcome Cards can be renewed online via My Account, by contacting the library, or by visiting any open BPL branch. In order to renew your Welcome Card online, you must enable location sharing from your device. Learn more.

Location sharing is activated through your web browser. Learn more about location sharing via the following browser specific instructions below.

If you have activated location sharing but the BPL online library card application does not recognize your choice, please Contact Us or review the frequently asked questions below.