Apply for a Library Card at the New York Public Library
As a New York State Resident become a library card holder. Any person who lives, works, attends school or pays property taxes in New York State is eligible to receive a New York Public Library card free of charge.
With this card you can either visit one of their 92 branches or borrow library materials, as your card allows you to download digital media such as e-books and audio books, search hundreds of electronic databases and more.
To Download E-Books go to "Project Gutenberg, in full Project Gutenberg Literary Archive Foundation a nonprofit organization (since 2000) that maintains an electronic library of public domain works that have been digitized, or converted into e-books, by volunteers and archived for download from the organization’s Web site: www.gutenberg.org. The project got its start on July 4, 1971, when Michael Hart, a student at the University of Illinois, began typing the U.S. Declaration of Independence into the school’s computer system for distribution free of charge. He soon followed with the works of William Shakespeare and the Bible. Thus began Project Gutenberg, the oldest digital library." Encyclopaedia Britannica