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Zipcar + BPL


Zipcar + BPL

Zipcar and Brooklyn Public Library work to make Brooklyn a vibrant, empowered neighborhood by extending shared resources that benefit us all. Even better, because Zipcars are parked right at library branches, BPL receives additional funding that supports local programs at each branch. 

If you're already a member of Brooklyn Public Library, we know you're a proud part of the community. So we're extending a special offer to you: $50 in free driving to use when you join Zipcar! 

Cost of zipping

Lose the car payment, keep the car.

Application fee

Annual membership fee (plus $50 in free driving!)

starting at

Hourly driving rates
(varies by location)

How do I join Zipcar?

Apply online. Once approved, get your Zipcard by mail in 3-7 days. That’s your key to access cars in our network. Once you activate your Zipcard, you can begin booking Zipcars.


How much does Zipcar cost?

Zipcar membership costs $7 a month or $70 a year. Reserve cars by the hour or by the day. Gas, insurance, and 180 miles per day are all included in membership. Price it out.

How soon can I drive with Zipcar?

First, sign up for membership. Once approved, get your Zipcard by mail in 3-7 days. Activate your Zipcard, and then you can book reservations.


Are there Zipcars near me?

Zipcars live in more than 500 cities and towns globally. Type your address in the search bar below to find Zipcars near you.

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BPL Locations

Check out our locations at Brooklyn Public Library branches.

You can find Zipcars at the following BPL branches:

Bay Ridge Flatbush Saratoga
Bedford King's Bay Walt Whitman
Bushwick Park Slope Windsor Terrace


Need a Library Card?

Looking to access one of the largest library systems in the country? Sign up for free today. 

Sharing the Future with Brooklyn Public Library

Zipcar and Brooklyn Public Library team up to enable better access to information and transportation to the community of Brooklyn, New York.