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You need a library card to borrow anything from your library, including materials from your library's digital collection.

Note: Even if you sign into your library's digital collection using an OverDrive account (or Facebook), you'll need a library card to borrow digital materials. Learn more about the differences between your library card and an OverDrive account here.

How to sign up for a library card

Libraries handle the sign-up process for library cards in different ways. Use these steps to find out how to get a card from your library:

  1. Visit your library's digital collection (find it at overdrive.com).
  2. Select the "Need a library card?" link in the footer.

At some libraries, you can sign up for a library card instantly with your mobile phone number. At others, you'll be sent to a library card info or sign-up page on your library's main website, or given your library's contact information so you can reach out directly about getting a card.

Learn more about OverDrive

You need a library card to borrow anything from your library, including materials from your library's digital collection.

Note: If you've already created an OverDrive account (to use OverDrive's app or overdrive.com, for example), you still need a library card to borrow materials from your digital library. Learn more about the difference between your library card and an OverDrive account here.

Some tips for getting your library card

Libraries handle the sign-up process for library cards in different ways.

To find out what you need to get a library card from your library, we recommend that you turn to Google (or your preferred search engine) for answers. You can run a search that looks like this:

get library card, Your_Library_Name_Here

In the results, you should see a link to your library's specific instructions on how to get a card, including the requirements and what you need to do to prove you live in the community.

Note: Your library may not list its library card requirements online. If you can't find them using an online search engine, then it's probably best to visit your local branch with the items below.

To get your library card, you may be asked for one or more of these:

  • A valid ID with your name and current address
  • A bill or some other official piece of mail that was sent to you with your current address on it
  • A library card application

Some libraries will let you register for a card online, so you may want to check their website before making the trip to your local branch.

Learn more about OverDrive

Last Updated: Nov 13, 2017 09:12AM EST