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.
Please fill out the e-card application completely. The information submitted is only for library use.