Apply for an eCard

Are you a Chicago resident who's never had a Chicago Public Library card? Do you only want to use our online services, like eBooks or online resources? If so, you're eligible for an eCard.

(Already have a card? Use that card for online services.)

Apply now:

To learn more, see our eCard FAQs.

To check out physical materials, request an interlibrary loan or reserve a computer, apply for a card in person or visit any CPL location to convert your eCard to a card with full borrowing privileges.

Current, valid ID with name, photo and Chicago address is required when you convert your eCard.