E-Card Application

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If you already have a physical library card or a Student Success Card, you do not need an e­-card. Can't remember your library card number? Contact us to recover your account.

If you live in the City of Los Angeles and need a library card, you can get immediate access to our collections without first having to visit a Los Angeles Public Library location through an e-card.

The e-card gives you immediate and free access to these resources:

  • E-Media: download or stream e-books, audiobooks, movies, documentary films, music, podcasts, newspapers, and magazines.
  • Research & Homework: access newspaper archives, genealogy tools, professional magazines, and scholarly journals.
  • Online Learning: enroll in an online course, learn a new language, take a practice tests, or access Lynda.com.
  • Physical Collections: Place holds on books, audiobooks on CD, DVDs, etc. and pick them up at your local library.

Complete the online application below, and you will instantly receive your e-­card number by e­mail. Questions? Read the FAQs.

E-Card Application