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Get a Library Card!


September is Library Card Sign-up Month!

Share a photo with your new library card and tag us for a chance to win a special gift from the LA Kings!

To Enter:
1. Take a photo showing off your new library card and what you checked out.
2. Share the photo with #bestcardinLA and tag @lapubliclibrary on Twitter and @losangeleslibrary on Facebook and Instagram.

One winner will be selected randomly after October 1, 2015. The winner will be announced on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. The LA Kings have generously donated prizes.

Library Card Banner Image

Your library card gives you free and easy access to information, ideas, books and technology. With your library card you can:

Check out more than 6 million books, audiobooks, periodicals, DVDs and CDs

Download digital magazines with Zinio

Download music in mp3 format with Freegal Music

Take online classes with Gale Courses and Universal Class

Stream movies, music and e-audiobooks with Hoopla Digital

Download e-books and e-audiobooks with OverDrive, Axis360 and OneClickDigital

Learn a new language with Mango Languages and Powerspeak Languages

Take interactive practice exams with LearningExpress Library and Gale’s Testing Center

Get online tutoring with

Access our homework and research databases

Use library computers and Internet

Read digital graphic novels, comic books and manga with ComicsPlus

Read newspapers from all over the world with PressDisplay

Get your high school diploma with Career Online High School

Access e-books, articles, images, photographs, maps, pamphlets, and more with BiblioBoard

Find your family roots with HeritageQuest Online


How to apply for a library card?
Pre-register online and pick up your card at any of our 73 libraries. Library cards are free for California residents. 

Kids hold a huge library card at the San Pedro Library