While NYC area public libraries are beginning to reopen; please check the specific library's website for up to date information. Many public libraries provide access to a range of remote resources. A library card is required to access many of these resources.
How to apply for New York City Area library card online.
New York Public Library
Information on remote resources
Online databases you can access from anywhere
Brooklyn Public Library
Information on hours, access, and remote resources
Queens Public Library
Information on hours and access