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Austin Public Library debuts the ‘eCard’

Wednesday, February 7, 2018 by Katy McElroy

If you’ve been meaning to get a library card but you are unable or can’t find the time to visit a branch, the Austin Public Library now has an option for you. Austinites aged 18 and older can now register for a library “eCard” completely online by submitting an application and uploading a copy of a valid (not expired) acceptable photo ID and proof of current residence address. Applications take two to three business days to process, and you can find the form here. Once approved, you will receive an email with your eCard number, which will provide you with access to all the electronic resources that are in the Virtual Library, such as streaming entertainment and e-books. If you decide one day that you’d like to check out physical books or movies, you can convert your eCard account to a full-access account by bringing your ID and residence documentation to any library branch. Note: You already have access to the full Virtual Library if you already have a library card.

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